Underlaying on cement floors


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Old 03-02-04, 08:10 AM
lo21133
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Underlaying on cement floors

I live on the bottom floor of a building and I want to put it hardwood floors (strips). Do I need underlaying? My floor beneath the carpet is concrete, as of right now it is hard to tell if it is copmpletely flat. Would you recomend I fill in the cracks and repair some of the concrete (if any is needed and then lay the hardwood on top of that? Should I use plywood?

someone help!!
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Old 03-02-04, 10:28 AM
florcraft
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fill in the cracks and make the floor flat with a leveler, then lay a moisture barrier, then an engineered floating wood floor.

your done
 
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Old 03-02-04, 11:37 AM
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What do you recomend as a leveler, and also what do you mean a moisture barrier. I am sorry I am just beginng to research this and am not always up on the terminology.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 03-02-04, 11:47 AM
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I use webcrete, but other installers might have a better leveler.

a moisture barrier is at least a six mil poly that you lay down first, including up the wall a bit. Then you lay the floating wood.
a moisture test at home depot might be a good thing to buy first as well.
 
 

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