Hardwood Flooring in Santa Ana, CA from Sharon and Son's Flooring & Cabinets

Can Hardwood Flooring Be Installed Over Concrete?

At Sharon and Son's Flooring & Cabinets, serving Orange County residents and landlords since 1984, we get this question a lot. Southern California homeowners love the sophisticated, timeless look of hardwood floors, but many homes in our area are built on concrete slabs. Can you still achieve that gorgeous wood look?

The answer is a resounding yes! Here's what you need to know about installing hardwood floors over concrete:

Engineered Hardwood: Your Best Bet

While solid hardwood can be more susceptible to moisture issues, engineered hardwood is specially designed for stability. It features a hardwood veneer on top bonded to a plywood base making it a perfect choice for concrete subfloors.

Moisture Matters

Even with engineered hardwood, your concrete slab needs to be thoroughly tested for moisture levels. Excessive moisture can damage your hardwood over time, leading to warping and other unsightly issues. Our experts at Sharon and Son's can assess your slab and provide solutions for any moisture problems.

The Right Underlayment is Key

Underlayment acts as a barrier between your concrete and your hardwood flooring. It helps mitigate moisture, provides some cushioning, and sometimes even offers soundproofing benefits. Selecting the proper underlayment is crucial for a successful hardwood installation on concrete.

Professional Installation: Worth the Investment

Installing hardwood floors over concrete requires specialized skills and knowledge. While DIY might sound tempting, the risks of improper installation outweigh the savings. Our experienced team knows the ins and outs of concrete installation, ensuring your floors look beautiful and perform well for years to come.

Ready to Transform Your Concrete Floors?

Visit Sharon and Sons Flooring & Cabinets in Santa Ana! Our showroom features an extensive collection of beautiful engineered hardwood flooring options perfect for concrete installation. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through product selection, address any concerns, and connect you with our trusted installation partners.

Don't let a concrete slab hold you back from having the stunning floors you've always wanted!