I see that there are a few posts regarding hardwood floors and concrete
but I see nothing about if it is actually a good idea or not. I have
two rooms in my house that has had the carpeting removed. The floor
consists of a concrete slab that rests on the ground, IOW no basement.
Is it a bad thing to install a
hardwood floor on these slabs. I'm thinking about moisture primairly.
I taped a square piece of plastic to the slab for a few days and didn't
see any condensation but.....
I installed ~1200 sq ft of wood flooring over the concrete slab in my last
I used heavy plastic, then the pad and away it went.
Use a level/straight edge at least 6 feet long on the floor before starting
to find any valleys or high spots. (I did not)
I sealed the floor with poly urethane when I was done.
I liked the feel of the floor when I was done.
I did not like the wear my dogs were doing next to the doggie door.
I was terrified that there would be a leak in the kitchen.
Even with the air cleaners the floor was constantly needing a wipe down. You
could see the fine dirt everywhere when the light hit it. I live in
Phoenix, not exactly dust free and then there are the dogs.
Becareful of any high humidity situations. The floor acts like a sponge at
least mine did.
Tile or marble for me from now on.
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