How is hardwood floor installed over concrete slab?

We have a FL home and want to remove old kitchen tile and carpet and replace with hardwood floors. What is placed between the hardwood floor and the concrete? Is a moisture barrier required? How is it installed?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 15, 2018
    Hi Lal,
    I found an article for you that will take you step by step through the process of installing an hardwood floor over concrete. Click on this link to read the article. I hope the helps. Wishing you the best!

  • Amy Amy on Jul 15, 2018
    Usually moisture barrier and some padding to help with imperfections that seem to always exist in concrete.

  • Karen D Karen D on Jul 17, 2018
    They make a sort of "pad" to lay down underneath. We used it in our home in Central Florida and it has worked well for over 10 years.