Can luxury vinyl plank be installed over a concrete slab?

Can luxury vinyl plank be installed over a concrete slab?

Luxury vinyl is a versatile flooring material that can be installed anywhere in the home. This means you can have a 'wood' floor even in a moisture-prone space like the kitchen or bathroom. Luxury vinyl plank styles range from traditional oak to contemporary multi-tonal. Choose an embossed LVP style, and your floor will feel like wood, too. If you live in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area, you can find planks that are just right for your home at Harrisburg Wall & Flooring. In addition, we provide a brick-and-mortar and mobile showroom.

Planks and tiles

Top-quality luxury vinyl is often waterproof, and this type of LVP flooring certainly pairs well with a cement slab. It won't become damaged even if it is exposed to standing water. Waterproof wood-look luxury vinyl tile is another option that you may want to consider. In general, tiles that mimic wood have a plank shape but are smaller in size. If you opt for a layout pattern like chevron or basketweave rather than the standard grid pattern, you may find that tile is preferable.


Floating floor LVP and LVT are ideal for installation over a concrete slab. The flooring fits together like a puzzle, so it does not need to be attached to a subfloor. Instead, underlayment, which can include a moisture barrier, is placed on the slab first. Underlayment enhances the performance of the floor. Specifically, it makes the floor comfortable to walk on and provides sound absorption and thermal insulation.

Family-owned Harrisburg Wall & Flooring, founded in 1946, serves an area that includes Camp Hill, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Hershey, Hummelstown, and Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Flooring installation is just one of our services. In addition, we specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and we provide a helpful design consultation service. You can get a good start on your luxury vinyl flooring home improvement project by using our online 'upload my room' tool and ordering free samples.