What type of Hardwood Flooring for Concrete Slab?
First of all, I would like to apologize for asking a question about a project that I will not be doing myself. I do smaller house projects myself, but i simply have no experience with hardwood flooring and my wife would kill me if I screwed this up...
We live in a split-level house in NC and want to put some type of hardwood flooring downstairs. The house is on a slab, so we are debating whether or not to glue down hardwoods or have "lock and fold" hardwoods installed. I know one advantage of the later option would be that they would be installed on a floating floor and we wouldnt have to worry about the boards seperating like the hardwoods in the upstairs of our house. There is also an area of the slab that has cracked and is not entirely level, and we would need to replace the flooring in that area periodically over time.
one contractor that i spoke with was really pushing glue-down flooring, but I wonder if he is doing so because:
1) installation fees will be more expensive and
2) we'd need repair work done periodically in the section of the floor where the slab is cracked - meaning repeat business for him.
if you guys could offer any suggestions on what direction i should go, i would greatly appreciate it.