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Concrete over finished hardwood flooring

DellaPorta24's picture

Hi all, 

I have 3/4 inch hardwood hickory floors currently. I was thinking about changing the look to concrete.

Can I pour over the hardwood floors or do I have to tear them up? 


Thank you



"Concrete" can mean a dozen (post #216222, reply #1 of 3)

"Concrete" can mean a dozen different things, from a 6" steel-reenforced slab to concrete-toned laminated flooring.

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I think the word "pour" in (post #216222, reply #3 of 3)

I think the word "pour" in the question gave it away.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

Why? (post #216222, reply #2 of 3)

I'm a big fan of concrete floors, but why would you even consider this?