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Mudd

01:00PM | 12/05/02
Member Since: 12/04/02
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I have a question, my house was built in 1961, and I want to put down a hard wood floor. Way is it, if I want to install a hard wood floor over cement, I have to put down a plastic for moisture protection, then 3/4" plywood and then my 3/4" hardwood floor.

But if I use the Engineered hard wood which is thinner I can glue it directly to the cement? Is it because the wood is engineered to with stand moisture?

Any help would be great.

ACD

06:54AM | 12/17/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Its not the moisture that its designed for, no wood is good around moisture, you must first test to make sure there is no seepage through the concrete by taping plastic down and letting it sit for a few day to see if it gets wet, if it does you cant put the wood floor down, and the instructions will say the same thing. The thing with the engineered wood is it is designed to be laid on concrete since it is built much the same way as plywood and wont shrink or expand like a regular hardwood floor can, which makes it good to glue directly to concrete, where you cant put regular 3/4" nail down hardwood.


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