Installing Hardwood Floor over Concrete I have always loved hardwood floors and would like to have one in my dining room. I finally convinced my husband to install this, but I can't seem to find the information on how to install this over cement.
If you desire to run the wood flooring parallel with the old wood floor boards you must install a layer of 3/8" thick plywood underlayment screwed down over the old wood flooring which acts as a separation and will allow you to run your new wood flooring in any direction desired.
74 Comments on Laying Wood Flooring Over Tile The floor was never leveled. Can I put in wood flooring without correcting the 1/2 slant or do I have to level the floor? Denise Says: The concrete flooring was not level when laying the tile, which left the tiles uneven. Also, there are hollow sounds of some tiles and cracks of some.
The entire flooring level is considered to be below grade where soil is present along any perimeter wall and is more than 3" above the installed wood flooring level. A vapor retarder is always required over the concrete slab and below the subflooring material.
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