Why Solid Wood Flooring Should Never be Installed on Rough Cement


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Solid wood flooring adds timeless elegance to your space, but a critical factor in its successful installation is the subfloor's condition. Attempting to install solid wood flooring on a rough cement surface can lead to various issues:

1. Uneven Surface :

Rough cement surfaces are often uneven and irregular. Installing solid wood flooring on such a surface can lead to an unstable and wavy floor, causing discomfort and aesthetic issues.

2. Moisture Concerns

Cement is porous and can retain moisture. Installing wood directly over a damp cement subfloor can result in moisture being drawn into the wood, leading to swelling, warping, and damage.

3. Adhesion Challenges:

For a successful wood flooring installation, a smooth, clean surface is necessary to ensure proper adhesion. Rough cement can make it difficult for adhesives or nails to hold the flooring securely in place.

4. Longevity:

To ensure your solid wood flooring's long-term durability, preparing a clean, dry, and level subfloor is essential.

To create the ideal surface for solid wood flooring, it's recommended to prepare the cement subfloor properly. This typically involves smoothing the cement, ensuring it's clean, dry, and level, and addressing any moisture issues. These steps are crucial to achieving a beautiful, durable, and long-lasting wood flooring installation.

At Hengwood, we specialize in solid wood flooring installations in Malaysia and understand the importance of proper subfloor preparation. We ensure that your subfloor is in the best condition before we install your exquisite solid wood flooring, providing you with an elegant and enduring solution for your space.


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