Floating Floor vs. Glue down on basement slab
You can glue down a wood floor to concrete but you will need to check the moisture content of the floor with a chloride test to see how much moisture it is releasing. This is relatively new procedure, installing over concrete. Even the adhesive you are talking about with the vapor barrier needs to meet some guidelines with the moisture content. Your installer may simply not have the expertise to do this job with the method you are recommended, then again maybe he is right. I would consult a flooring expert or call a flooring company to come take a look at it. If your contractor does not do ONLY flooring as his expertise he may be outside of his field. Maybe he has a sub he can consult with.
Just because you have never had problems doesn't mean that your concrete is good to go. You need to perform a choride test.
Josh Jaros Remodeling in The Woodlands, Texas
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