Researching Cheapest and Best Way to Hardwood Dining on Slab


Old 05-31-13, 04:49 AM
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Researching Cheapest and Best Way to Hardwood Dining Room on Slab

Concrete slab house. Want to take up the carpet in dining room and put down some kind of hardwood. I prefer the thinner width pieces, like 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 wide strips or strip look. I am reading some Bruce and Millstead is nail down only.

WHat do most people do on a slab?

The room is 121 sf and I don't want to pay more than $300 - $400 for material. Looking for avenues to get it even cheaper, including taking flooring out of abandoned homes? A developer said I could, but I heard that is way too much work.

I looked at the Allure Plank TM Oak product at Home Depot this week. Couldn't tell what it was really made of. Anyone used it? My only concern is the foyer has what appears to be Bruce hardwood and these rooms will join for a 4 ft piece, so I want it to match up. I may end up having to replace the foyer too. It is only 6' x 4'.

Thoughts and advice?

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Engineered flooring can be installed as a floating floor or glue down.

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