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Old 03-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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Also, it's usually advised to put down a urethane moisture barrier, before gluing down hardwood to concrete, so factor in that cost.
or plywood underflooring, this is against moisture variations that will negativelt effect you top wood floor and levells at the same time your entire floor. With the help of plywood underflooring, installation of the wood floor can then be done with a nailing machine (low installation cost per sqft)

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or plywood underflooring, this is against moisture variations that will negativelt effect you top wood floor and levells at the same time your entire floor. With the help of plywood underflooring, installation of the wood floor can then be done with a nailing machine (low installation cost per sqft)
So you are saying not to glue down to the cement?
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Go buy the wood floors you want. Contact these guys to lay.

All Wood Flooring 13314 Lydia St. Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Ps. They did the hardwood floors for the This old house project in DC (rowhouse). The floor they went with.

2 1/4" Oak Prefinished Hardwood Floors
PRGS2S[BR] Style: Casa de Colour Select Gunstock
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So you are saying not to glue down to the cement?
no, the plywood is screwed on the concrete floor and on top of the plywood the hardwood slats are glued and nailed for a perfect installation result. The funtion of the plywood is for insulation, prevents moisture transfering from the concrete onto your hardwood slats and provides a levelled underfloor.
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no, the plywood is screwed on the concrete floor and on top of the plywood the hardwood slats are glued and nailed for a perfect installation result. The funtion of the plywood is for insulation, prevents moisture transfering from the concrete onto your hardwood slats and provides a levelled underfloor.
I pulled up some of the hardwood on my floor and there was no plywood. Just black glue down to the concrete.
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Assuming these are experienced installers with a good reputation these prices are not extremely high. For maple floors in Minnesota you're looking at roughly $5.00/sqft, wood adhesive for glue down $1.00/sqft, Demo $1.00/sqft, and Installation $3.50/sqft. This brings us to roughly 10.50/sqft. Now please keep in mind when installing prefinished flooring the milling makes a huge difference. Do not go cheap on the installation or material. The best installers could do a bad job with a bad product and vice-versa.
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We are torn between Shaw flooring and Mirage flooring. Mirage will be $600 more than the Shaw, but is it really worth the extra $600?
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From what I've heard Shaw is a decent brand with superior milling compared to brands around the same price point. However, Mirage positioned much higher in the market and so is their pricing. If you are willing to do some research it is best if find the material you want and then have your contractor install it. If you go to a display dealer the sales rep should have more to say about each brand as they should have received training directly from the manufacturer's rep.

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