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Old 02-12-2018, 06:53 PM   #1
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What options on slab floor?


My daughter has a town home that has some type of stick on fake looking wood floor. It is actually shrinking length-wise to where 1-2" gaps are visible.

What are the best options for replacement? Engineered hardwood? And is this glued down? I'm assuming I'll have to remove the existing.

I have experience installing 3/4" hardwood floors with a nailer but nothing on concrete slabs.

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You can float it or do a glue down.

For a glue down.. yes remove it..

If the sub is adheared well... I think you could float it.
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We've had vinyl for about a long time and for appearance, wear, maintenance and cost wouldn't consider anything else on those areas that require something other than carpet. Options are nearly infinite.
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Tile, or vinyl planks would also work.
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After trying a bunch of what I would call crap o the market today. I would go back sheet lino. It never gave us trouble and would easily last until the styles changed.
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Engineered flooring is the way to go, i have some down for about 9 years and it looks like the day i installed it, here's a link that may help you decide, i installed mine floating.

https://www.hoskinghardwood.com/Depa...dId=7&pageId=7
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