One of the most common practices in many flooring installations is to install a brand new floor covering over an existing one if the specifically required criterion is met. In today's post, we will find out if luxury vinyl flooring can be installed over concrete, so read along for the information you need.

Installing luxury vinyl floors over other materials


Luxury vinyl floors can be installed over various subfloors and existing floor coverings, including tile, hardwood, and concrete. You should know some things when using concrete as a subfloor material, and here are some essential things to remember.

If installing vinyl over concrete that has been poured recently, the concrete should be allowed to off-gas for between 120 and 150 days to ensure it’s ready for the new flooring. This not only protects your new flooring from water damage that can occur as moisture off-gasses, but it can also keep mold and mildew from growing beneath as well.

For padding, comfort, and added insulation, you can even use a cork underlayment beneath your new luxury vinyl with outstanding results. It’s a great way to ensure pest control, too, with benefits you will enjoy for years.

Find your best luxury vinyl flooring in our showroom


Kelly’s Carpet Omaha is a fantastic location to find the best luxury vinyl in Omaha, with impressive materials, experienced associates, and all the services you need to create an outstanding experience, from start to finish. We will work right along with you toward the goals you are ready to enjoy.

From our showroom in Omaha, NE, we serve residents from Omaha, Elkhorn, Papillion, Ralston, Bennington, and Bellevue, NE, and we would like to help you find the perfect flooring materials as well. So be sure to visit us at your convenience for luxury vinyl floors you will love for many years to come.