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Hardwood floors are the right choice for many homeowners. They come in a wide variety of wood species, grains, and stains for a unique finish. Hardwood flooring feels great under the feet and looks fabulous in any home.

If you are a hardwood flooring lover as so many are, you may be wondering if it can be professionally installed over concrete. Shore Side Carpet & Flooring, the Maryland hardwood flooring installation experts, can answer this question and offer you some great advice.

Installing Hardwood Floors Over Concrete Foundations.

Hardwood floors can be installed directly over the concrete foundation. However, the concrete needs to be checked for moisture. Concrete is porous and will absorb groundwater. The last thing you want is to see your new hardwood floors ruined.

There are several methods used during the installation that depend on factors such as whether or not the concrete is above ground level or below. I most cases, it can be done but it’s imperative that moisture problems or potential moisture problems are handled correctly. This is why it’s important that you choose an experienced professional to do the work. We do not recommend that an amateur install a hardwood floor or the investment will be at risk.

Underlayment For Hardwood Flooring Installation

A moisture barrier will protect the wood from moisture. However, if there are moisture problems with your foundation, measures should be taken to eliminate them first.

Hardwood Flooring Installation Methods:

Floating Hardwood Flooring -A floating hardwood floor is not glued to the concrete or other subfloor types. It may be glued together at the grooves.

Adhesive -If any existing moisture problems are taken care of, the hardwood floor can be installed with adhesive on above ground concrete slabs. The proper adhesive will act as a moisture barrier.

Subfloor Installation -Hardwood floors may be installed over a subfloor. This minimized the amount of wood coming into contact with the concrete foundation.

Choosing Your Professional Hardwood Floor Installation Company

It’s important to choose a Maryland Hardwood Flooring Company who is reputable and experienced. You’ll want to check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. They should be properly trained, highly skilled flooring installation specialists who are local to your area. Choosing a company that has well-trained designers on staff gives you all the expert design advice you need for the best results. If you live in Maryland, give our experts at Shore Side Carpet & Flooring a call.

If you are looking for a Flooring Company in the Maryland area, please call Shore Side Carpet & Flooring at 410-643-5000 or complete our Online Request Form

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