solid hardwood over parquet over concrete

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Old 03-12-08, 05:25 PM
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solid hardwood over parquet over concrete

I am getting conflicting advice from local flooring pros. Currently have 10 year old parquet glued to concrete slab. What is best method for installing new solid wood floor (3 1/2") over the parquet?
 
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Old 03-13-08, 11:13 AM
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Hi Guy, Welcome to the DIY Forums!

You will not be able to nail it, for certainly you will not have enough "bite" for nails. What is the condition of your parquet floor?
 
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Old 03-13-08, 02:15 PM
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good where it exists

The overall condition of the parquet is good. However, during upcoming kitchen renovation there will be some areas where parquet does not exist--i.e. under the kitchen island and cabinets.

Would a 1/4" overlay of plywood be enough for nailing? Can the solid hardwood be glued to the parquet?
 
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Old 03-13-08, 03:08 PM
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No, you need at least 3/4 inch of plywood to nail. Why don't you visit this page:
http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/display_article.asp?ID=300

I think it will answer most of your questions, plus has a diagram that I think will help.

Come on back if you need help.
 
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The parquet has got to be removed.

For solid over concrete it is not just a cut and slap it on the concrete type of job. There is a lot more to it then that. It is not recommended to place solid wood over concrete with a a unpunctured moisture barrier.

Floating subfloor to nail the flooring to.
 
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