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Old 04-24-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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I have some 3/4" finished oak flooring i was going to sell to a buddy of mine. His installer said he could not put that thick of wood over concrete. Is this true?

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YES. Kinda hard to nail into concrete.

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I thought you glued it to concrete? If not whats the glue that they sell with this stuff used for?
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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Can anyone enlighten me on this? Can i put 3/4" strip flooring over concrete, if not, what is the glue used for?
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You don't glue hardwood flooring! It is toenailed in the tongue with a special nailer. If it were glued down, the wood would not have any way to expand and contract with the humidity in the house.

Not a good idea to put it on concrete. A floating floor system would be a much better choice for a concrete floor.
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How about 1 1/2" of that pink foam, with 5/8 tongue and groove plywood over it, drilled and tapcon'ed in every foot or so, then install the hardwood over that.
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Bruce flooring has instructions for glue down applications for 3/4" engineered flooring. Am i missing something here?
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From my recent dealings with several jobs gone bad my opinion is dont do it.

If you're going over a slab, use an engineered or laminate floor.

A 3/4" hardwood over a slab will only give you headaches.
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Ok, so its not that you can't do it, just that its not a good idea.
Thanks for clearing that up.

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