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northcaman

06:22AM | 03/15/07
Member Since: 03/14/07
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I'm interested in installing a real hardwood floor over a cement slab in my house. I'm looking at oak tongue and groove planks that are various lengths and 3 1/2 inches wide. Instead of using adhesive underneith the planks to attach it to the cement slab can I lay a foam underlayment/moisture barrier down and then put the hardwood planks down over it and only glue the oak planks at the tongue and groove?

flooringworldDOTorg

11:27AM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
what you want is an engineered hardwood floor that can be floated.

DO NOT install a solid hardwood floor below grade !

Engineered offers roughly twice the dimensional stability, especially ifon concrete when moisture could be a concern.

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=engineered+floating+hardwood+flooring

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