Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Install Hardwood Flooring in the Basement?

No. It is highly recommended that you do not install solid hardwood flooring below grade - that is, below the ground floor of a building. Solid hardwood is very sensitive to changes in moisture and temperature, and most basement environments are not adequately controlled to minimize the damages these changes can cause.

That isn't to say that you can't have wood flooring in your basement. It is possible to install engineered or laminate flooring in these situations. Both of these products work well as basement flooring options, and Fantastic Floor is your premiere supplier of both! Visit us at www.Fantastic-Floor.com/Engineered for more information.

While solid hardwood flooring can't be installed in a basement, engineered varieties such as this Bacana Chestnut engineered flooring make a beautiful alternative.


TheFloorPro said...

You can install solid in a basement, you have to float it like laminate. Otherwise use engineered flooring, install a 2 part epoxy moisture barrier from titebond or Bostik's MVP and then you can glue it directly down with A good Urethane adhesive from Bostik's, Mapei or Franklin's.

Shaun Rottner said...

First get a free inspection from a waterproofing company like John's Waterproofing to see how suitable it will be then proceed. There are options and prevention measures once it is installed to address moisture control.

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custom wood floor installation said...

Is it possible to install engineered or laminate flooring in basement floors. I want to know that and also custom wood floor installation methods. Please share your views.