Help spread the word / share us on your favorite social media networks

Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Reddit LinkedIn

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: hardwood floor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    17

    Default hardwood floor

    hi, i have a sidesplit home that has a cement slab floor in the den.
    i want to install hardwood flooring in there. the slab is at ground level, what would be the proper way to install the hardwood?
    if possible i would prefer it not to be a floating floor

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Welland Ontario
    Posts
    398

    Default

    If you don't want it to be a floating floor then you are going to need to install plywood to nail the hardwood.
    Operation Overlord.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Welland, Ontario Canada
    Posts
    48

    Default

    My research also tells me that you don't want to put the hardwood directly on the concrete. The wood will draw the moisture out of the concrete and will eventually fail through warping, mold, etc.

    Cheers
    John Kuehnl-Cadwell
    Master Electrician
    Datawise Solutions Inc
    www.datawisesolutions.ca

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Welland Ontario
    Posts
    398

    Default

    I have parquet glued direct to the concrete in my basement. All is well except when I get leaks in the wall. If your concrete/basement is not leaking then you could be OK gluing direct to the concrete.
    Operation Overlord.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    414

    Default

    I am just curious if you paint the concrete floor with a concrete sealer first would not that help prevent moisture being drawn up into any wood getting from the concrete?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Welland Ontario
    Posts
    398

    Default

    It might but it also might affect how well the glue holds.
    Operation Overlord.

Similar Threads

  1. Washing Machine Dancing across Floor - Appliance tip of the week
    By jeff1 in forum Appliance Tip of the Week
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-23-2013, 07:48 AM
  2. bathroom floor
    By roughrider in forum Building Construction
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-31-2013, 10:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •