Concrete Slab Installation

The number one floor for installation over concrete

Wood Over Concrete? Concrete is like any other floor; it simply has the potential of retaining more moisture.

To successfully install wood flooring over concrete, you need to be aware of three important things:

  • The concrete must be dry.
  • A vapor barrier should be installed to guard against seasonal fluctuations.
  • You need a quality piece of wood.

The answer is yes! Now, what was the question?

  1. When installed properly, will a Carlisle floor overcome any and all problems associated with concrete? Yes!
  2. Will Carlisle wide planks remain as stable as narrower boards? Yes!
  3. Will cheaper wood floors be more prone to problems? Yes!
  4. Will my Carlisle floor remain flat and beautiful for generations? Yes!
  5. When people say wood installed over concrete will eventually cup or twist, are they unfamiliar with Carlisle wood? Yes!

Carlisle over the competition

Like all wood, Carlisle boards will shrink or expand when exposed to a variety of temperature and humidity conditions. But Carlisle can dramatically improve the quality of your wood floor and significantly minimize that expansion and contraction. Here’s how:

  • Keeping your Floor Flat & Stable

    Unlike most wood, Carlisle floors will remain flat and stable because our boards are sourced from, bigger, better trees, slowly grown in ideal climates, which means tighter rings and denser grain.

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  • Center Cut Wood from Bigger, Better Trees

    Primarily sawn from heartwood, the densest, driest part of the tree, which is less likely to absorb moisture.

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  • Extensive Drying

    Slowly air dried for up to a year before final kiln drying for harder fibers and more stable boards.

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  • SlowCraft™ Manufacturing Process

    Each board milled one at a time under stringent quality control.

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  • The first step to exploring all the stylish wood flooring Collections from Carlisle and selecting your new wood floor.



  • Speak with a Carlisle Wide Plank Specialist to start designing a new custom wood floor for your project.

    Call 1-800-595-9663.