Installing hardwood over terrazzo?

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Each individual strip of hardwood flooring is nailed to the sub-flooring below it.
You're not going to be able to do that with a terrazzo floor.
If you attempt to glue plywood down to the floor first, it's going to end up buckling.
The temperature and humidity on one side of the plywood will be different then the other because of the cement.
If you really want to do this, you're going to have to put a vapor barrier over the cement,
build a deck over the vapor barrier, nail plywood to the deck, and then run the hardwood over that.
It's a lot of work, a big expense and the floor in that room is going to now be 3" higher then it was.
There are several kinds of laminated flooring systems that "float".
They just sit on top of the vapor barrier and they're under 1/2" thick.
Some of them have real hardwood vineers and look just like traditional hardwood floors.
You might want to consider one of those.

I cant believe you want to cover terrazzo, can't you just have it restored?
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