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Installing hardwood floors over concrete is an acceptable substrate for most hardwood flooring. Installing an engineered sub-floor above the concrete is best. All concrete subfloors should be tested, and results documented, for moisture content. Visual checks may not be reliable. Test several areas, especially near exterior walls and walls containing plumbing.