Luxury vinyl flooring over a concrete slab? Here's what to know

Luxury vinyl flooring over a concrete slab? Here's what to know

While many flooring types can be installed over concrete, luxury vinyl flooring is one of the best. However, keep in mind that installation is as necessary as the product.

Luxury vinyl
will look great and perform well for 30 years or more, depending on the quality and sound installation.

Don't skimp on the thickness

Luxury vinyl flooring
comes in a range of thicknesses up to 12 mm. You should choose an 8-mm or 9-mm surface.

A more robust surface is more durable, quiet, and comfortable on which to walk.

Make sure your subfloor is clean, dry, and level

Subfloor imperfections easily travel to the surface. Here’s how the installer prepares for your vinyl flooring.

They will sand it to even it out. There might also be a thin layer of cement paste to smooth it out.

Underlayments may or may not be needed

Some products will already come with one; if yours does, there is no need to buy another!

Sometimes it may not be required, but you want one anyway. Underlayments add extra cushioning or even act as vapor barriers.

Concrete is hard and often damp! If you have questions, feel free to speak with one of our consultants.

A style for any room

Houston, you'll see some gorgeous wood, stone, and luxury vinyl tile designs. They're all here in our showroom.  

Luxury vinyl flooring offers true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. There is also micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured looks.

Two to check out Aspire, a wood look by Karndean Designflooring, available in our showroom, and marble look and Progen Marble Nouveau ibis by Tarkett.

It's affordable, waterproof, durable, and has easy installation.

“Houston, we have a great flooring source!”

Carpet Giant has been in the flooring industry for over 40 years. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will show you how to be creative with luxury vinyl flooring in Houston, TX.

Visit our showroom
in Houston, TX, and you’ll be so happy you came in! We work with homeowners and businesses in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake, TX.