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Can I Install Engineered Timber Flooring Direct to a Concrete Slab?

Yes, you can install engineered timber flooring directly to a concrete slab. However, it's crucial to ensure that the concrete slab is clean, level, and dry before installation. Additionally, a moisture barrier must be applied to prevent any moisture from seeping through the concrete and causing damage to the flooring.


Direct Stick on concrete slab, sealed with Wakol PU280
Direct Stick on concrete slab, sealed with Wakol PU280

What moisture barrier for concrete subfloors do you recommend?

At Imperial Flooring Australia, we recommend using a high-quality moisture barrier specifically designed for concrete subfloors, such as Wakol PU280 moisture barrier. This product effectively seals the concrete, preventing moisture from seeping into your flooring and causing potential damage.



What timber floor adhesive is suitable for concrete subfloors?

At Imperial Flooring Australia, we recommend using a high-quality MS polymer timber floor adhesive such as Bostik Ultraset HP for timber flooring installations on concrete subfloors. This type of adhesive offers excellent bond strength and flexibility, ensuring a secure and durable installation. Additionally, MS polymer timber flooring adhesives are moisture-resistant, which is crucial for concrete subfloors to prevent any potential moisture-related issues.



How to Install Engineered Timber Flooring direct to a concrete slab?

Installing engineered timber flooring direct to a concrete slab involves several important steps to ensure a successful and long-lasting result. Firstly, it's crucial to prepare the concrete surface by removing any existing adhesives, leveling any uneven spots, and ensuring the surface is clean, dry, and free of any moisture or debris. Next, a high-quality moisture barrier should be applied to prevent any moisture from affecting the flooring. Then, a suitable adhesive designed for engineered timber flooring should be spread evenly on the concrete before laying the flooring planks. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific adhesive being used. Once the planks are laid, it's essential to allow adequate time for the adhesive to set before the flooring is ready for use. At Imperial Flooring Australia, we recommend consulting with our experienced professionals for guidance on the specific installation requirements for your engineered timber flooring and concrete slab to ensure a beautiful and durable result.


Conclusion

Our team can provide guidance on the best moisture barrier for your specific project, ensuring long-lasting and durable results for your flooring installation. We prioritize the use of reliable and effective moisture barriers to protect your investment and maintain the integrity of your flooring for years to come.


Direct Stick on concrete slab, sealed with Wakol PU280
Direct Stick on concrete slab, sealed with Wakol PU280

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