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Can you install engineered hardwood in basement?
Last Updated: 25th April, 2020
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Similarly, can you put engineered hardwood in a basement?
Basement Living Area While it is possible to install hardwood flooring directly onto a concrete basement floor by gluing it down, it is recommended that a more durable option, such installing subfloor first, or using engineered wood flooring, is considered.
Beside above, what is the best way to install engineered hardwood flooring? 3/4″ thick, engineered planks should be nailed or stapled using a 3/4″ solid wood flooring nailer or stapler of any brand. You must use the recommended size staple or cleat for 3/4″ solid wood installations; you must also use the recommended nailing schedule, which is 1″ to 3″ from the ends, and 8″ to 10″ in the field.
Keeping this in view, can you lay engineered hardwood over concrete?
Installing Engineered Wood Flooring Over Concrete In some cases, engineered wood flooring can be installed directly over concrete and even in below-grade applications. Excessive moisture in a concrete slab can be devastating to an engineered wood floor and can cause the plies to separate.
How do you install hardwood floors on a concrete basement?
The high level of moisture in the basement mitigates against gluing floorboards directly to concrete. A better way to install them is to cover the concrete with a moisture barrier, then nail down a layer of 3/4-inch plywood either directly to the concrete or to pressure-treated 2-by-4-inch sleepers.