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I have a loyal client that wants a hard wood floor. There is ceramic tile floor over concrete. Is it possible to lay the wood floor on the tile with out removing the tile. He does not like a floating floor and I do not have the room to install a 3/4 subfloor with out raising all of the door thresholds. Or do I bite the bullet and raise all of the doors, bust up the tile, and do what I know how to do.
 

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I've done a remodel where we installed hardwood flooring over a concrete slab (no sleepers or ply). The hardwood sub put down cork and then 3/4" t&g oak. If the tile is in good shape and stable I don't know why you couldn't go over it. I'm not a hardwood floor installer though but that's what I've seen done.
 

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If they are a loyal client and your gut tells you to do the job correctly then follow your gut!

Do the job right the first time, tear the ceramic out and lay the hardwood properly. Cutting doors and trim another 3/4 to 1" is only going to cause you trouble, time and money!
 
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