Hardwood Flooring in Northport, AL from Sandoval Flooring LLC

Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over a Concrete Slab?

If you're a homeowner in the Northport, Cottondale, or Pelham area and are considering a flooring upgrade, you might be wondering if gorgeous hardwood floors can be installed directly over your concrete slab foundation. The experts at Sandoval Flooring LLC know the ins and outs of flooring, so here's a breakdown to help you decide:

The Short Answer: Yes, But...

Yes, hardwood floors can be installed over concrete. However, there are some critical factors to take into consideration for a successful and long-lasting installation.

Key Requirements

  • Moisture Testing: The number one factor is moisture. Concrete is porous, and if moisture is present beneath the surface, it will quickly compromise the hardwood above. Our team conducts thorough moisture testing to ensure the concrete slab is completely dry and suitable.
  • Subfloor: Typically, a plywood subfloor is installed over the concrete to provide a stable and compatible base for the hardwood. This subfloor must be appropriately secured and leveled.
  • Vapor Barrier: A vapor barrier is a must to prevent moisture from seeping up from the concrete into your flooring and causing damage.

Types of Hardwood Flooring

  • Engineered Hardwood: Engineered hardwood is generally a preferred choice for installation over concrete slabs. Its layered construction makes it more dimensionally stable and less prone to warping or cupping due to moisture fluctuations.
  • Solid Hardwood: While possible, installing solid hardwood planks over concrete requires extra care. In some cases, using a specialized adhesive is necessary.

Why Choose Sandoval Flooring LLC?

Sandoval Flooring LLC is a family-owned and -operated flooring company proudly serving clients within a 50-mile radius of Northport, AL. We understand that flooring installation is an investment in your home, and we're dedicated to guiding you through the process. Here's what sets us apart:

  • Expertise: Our team has extensive knowledge of hardwood installation, especially the complexities of working with concrete subfloors.
  • Quality Products: We offer a wide selection of hardwood flooring options, ensuring we can find the perfect fit for your style and budget.
  • Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: We take pride in our personalized service, ensuring that your experience with us is smooth and stress-free.

Don't Guess, Get the Experts

If you're dreaming of hardwood floors for your home, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Sandoval Flooring LLC. We'll assess your concrete slab, discuss your options, and provide a detailed plan to transform your space with the beauty of hardwood. Visit our showroom in Northport or contact us to schedule a consultation.