There are plenty of homes that come with concrete flooring. Understandably, homeowners choose to cover the concrete with other types of flooring, and most of them choose hardwood. You can install hardwood flooring over concrete floors; you just need to keep a few things in mind. Here are a couple of those things.
Location and Moisture Potential
First, consider where you would like to install the hardwood. If the area is prone to excessive moisture, such as a laundry room or basement, it is not a good candidate for wood flooring. Nothing harms wood floors faster than moisture so use caution in moisture-prone areas. If you’re not sure whether an area will work or not, feel free to call on the professionals at Jason Brown Wood Floors and we will be happy to help!
Beneath the Surface
If you choose to install solid hardwood flooring on top of your concrete, you will need to make sure you put in a ¾” plywood subfloor to act as a buffer between the concrete and the hardwood. Keep in mind that this extra layer will also add more height to your floor, so this flooring choice may not be so great for an area with lower ceilings.
Trust the Professionals
When you’re installing hardwood flooring on top of concrete, there is a lot you need to think about. There are so many ways it can go wrong, and then you’re left with a huge expense. You can trust Jason Brown Wood Floors to get your hardwood flooring installed correctly the first time, and all you have to worry about is setting up your appointment!
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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