Learn how to install a warm hardwood floor in your home from the experts.
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Female: No one likes to walk on concrete even when it’s covered with carpet or wood flooring. It just isn't the same as wood floor.
Stephen Fanuka: I'm putting a frame on the floor instead of a wall. It’s just the same thing you partition on a wall and just drop it onto the floor.
I'm going to pout a vapor barrier which is going to protect me between the wood and the cement then I'm going to lay my 2x4’s and I'm going to frame it every 16 inches. I'm going to lay a strip down and then in between the 2x4’s, I may put some insulation board to keep it nice and warm and then a piece of 3 quarter-inch plywood right on top.
Diane Slovak: What I also recommend is the six millimeter polyurethane vapor sheeting and then you want to nail down three quarter-inch plywood, so you make yourself a really dry and comfortable smooth-surfaced subfloor. From there, you could do anything. You could do hardwood, you could do carpeting; you could do anything over that. It gives you a lot more flexibility.
Anthony DeVito: I’ve also done wood floors where we’ll do a wood floor at the basement, we’ll put down slippers. Slippers are wood membranes that are staggered every 16 inches with plywood on top and then wood flooring on top of that. There are different applications but that’s pretty much the standard application there.
Diane Slovak: You could walk barefoot on it. It’s a little more giving and resilient and it’s warmer.
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