Hardwood flooring installed on concrete subflooring: Is it possible?

Hardwood flooring installed on concrete subflooring: Is it possible?

Yes, it's possible with engineered wood flooring. Engineered wood, an alternative to solid hardwood flooring, adds versatility homeowners appreciate when installing wood floors. Gene's Floor Covering, located in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, FL, offers many of the trendiest hardwood flooring styles. Engineered wood is manufactured flooring, not an imitation of solid wood.

Layered composition

Since its surface layer is hardwood, engineered wood flooring looks the same in a home space as solid wood. There is a plywood base beneath the top layer, and because of the makeup of this base, engineered wood can be exposed to moisture without damage to the planks. Thus, engineered hardwood flooring can be laid in a basement or other moisture-prone area.

Floating floor design

Engineered wood planks are appropriate for installation over concrete subflooring not only because they are moisture resistant but also because the planks need no attachment to the subfloor. Instead, the planks click and lock together so wood floors that float above the subfloor can be constructed. Underlayment that includes a moisture barrier is placed under the floor.

More facts

A high-quality engineered wood floor has a lifespan of 30 years or more, and since superior planks have a thick surface layer, the floor can be refinished once worn. This type of wood flooring is available in many wood species, colors, textures, and plank widths. In addition, the floor can easily be maintained by vacuuming frequently and damp mopping as needed.

Your premier source for hardwood flooring  

Family-owned Gene's Floor Covering installs wood flooring in Pensacola, FL, as well as Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Crestview, and other Gulf Coast communities. Our design consultants are always ready to help you with your hardwood flooring upgrade. Come to our showroom in Pensacola or Gulf Breeze today to compare engineered wood flooring styles.