Basement and Below Grade Installation of Hardwood Floors

Moisture comes from a variety of sources - from the earth itself. from surface water (i.e .. rain water runoff) as well as from the interior atmosphere. Let's consider the various ways that moisture problems originate. and how they can be controlled and prevented.

A room that is exposed to excessive moisture would be prone to trouble if solid wood flooring were installed in it. Basement floors are particularly tricky installations. But some products. such as an engineered flooring may be suitable in many of these circumstances because of their dimensional stability.

The use of these alternative materials is necessary when the installation is below-grade. "Below grade" is defined as any part of the slab having four inches or more of earth above it. Additionally. walk-out basements are considered a below-grade application, even if a portion of the basement is above ground.

What wood floor for what room ?

If any part of the soil surrounding a structure is above the floor of any level, consider that level below-grade. This includes walk-out basements. In addition, the surrounding soil should be sloped away from the structure with at least 6 inches of fall over the first 10 feet.

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Installing Wood Floors

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Exotic Wood Floors

Exotic Wood Floors

Imported exotic wood floors with more than 90 species, hardness, color samples

Plank Wood Floors

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An old American tradition, wide plank wood floors of many species from 3" - 10" planks

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Bamboo Floors

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This wood floor product that can be laid on any proper subfloor including concrete. Prefinished or unfinished.

Engineered Wood Floors

This wood floor product that can be laid on any proper subfloor including concrete. Prefinished or unfinished.

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