Flooring Over Wood Guide

Flooring Over Wood Customers - View All

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Carpet Tile Gym Floor Covers at American Fork High School
Carpet Tile Gym Floor Covers at American Fork High School
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Home Dance Floor Testimonial - Savannah Manzel and Family
Home Dance Floor Testimonial - Savannah Manzel and Family
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Vinyl Gym Floor Covering and Rolling Storage Rack - Colfax Schools
Vinyl Gym Floor Covering and Rolling Storage Rack - Colfax Schools
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Tournament and Dojang Taekwondo Mats Testimonial: Brookings TKD
Tournament and Dojang Taekwondo Mats Testimonial: Brookings TKD
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Taekwondo Mats Testimonial - Badger State Games Board, Brick Breaking
Taekwondo Mats Testimonial - Badger State Games Board, Brick Breaking
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Shotokan Karate Tournament Mats - USAKF National Championships
Shotokan Karate Tournament Mats - USAKF National Championships
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Interlochen Center for the Arts - Gym Floor Covers - Interlochen, MI
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Gym Floor Covers - Interlochen, MI
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Greeneville Schools, Carson-Newman University Cheer Mat Testimonial
Greeneville Schools, Carson-Newman University Cheer Mat Testimonial
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Dog Flooring for Shows - BFF Pet Services Testimonial
Dog Flooring for Shows - BFF Pet Services Testimonial
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Marley Studio and Portable Dance Flooring: Christine's Dance Company
Marley Studio and Portable Dance Flooring: Christine's Dance Company

Flooring Over Wood How To's - View All

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Installing Outdoor Tile Over a Wood Deck - Options
Installing Outdoor Tile Over a Wood Deck - Options
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Can You Install Rubber Tiles Over a Wood Deck?
Can You Install Rubber Tiles Over a Wood Deck?
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Can You Install Vinyl Flooring Over Hardwood?
Can You Install Vinyl Flooring Over Hardwood?
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How Do You Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood?
How Do You Install Marley Dance Floors Over Hardwood?
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Can You Install Laminate Flooring Over Hardwood?
Can You Install Laminate Flooring Over Hardwood?
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Can You Put Laminate Over Tile, Concrete Or Plywood?
Can You Put Laminate Over Tile, Concrete Or Plywood?

Flooring Over Wood Ideas - View All

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The Best Way to Cover An Old Deck - Interlocking Deck Tiles
The Best Way to Cover An Old Deck - Interlocking Deck Tiles
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When Should Other Flooring Be Installed Over Wood?
When Should Other Flooring Be Installed Over Wood?
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What’s the Best Home Gym Flooring Over Hardwood?
What’s the Best Home Gym Flooring Over Hardwood?
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What are the 5 best protective gym floor covering options?
What are the 5 best protective gym floor covering options?

Flooring Over Wood Features - View All

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Can You Install Carpet Tiles Over Hardwood Or Vinyl Flooring?
Can You Install Carpet Tiles Over Hardwood Or Vinyl Flooring?
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What Makes a Good Wood Shed Floor?
What Makes a Good Wood Shed Floor?

Flooring Over Wood Blogs, Videos and Testimonials

Installing flooring over wood anywhere from a home gym to an outdoor deck can be a simple process when you use Greatmats products intended for that type if installation. Here we'll highlight different areas where wood subflooring is common and the types of products that will work best in those areas. This includes testimonials from Greatmats customers, installation and maintenance instructions, as well as options and ideas to help guide you to the right purchase.

WHAT flooring materials can be installed over wood?


  • EVA Foam
  • PE Foam
  • Artificial Turf
  • Laminate
  • Vinyl
  • PVC Plastic
  • Polypropylene Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Engineered Hardwood


WHERE would you install flooring over wood?


  • Living Room
  • Bedroom
  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Porches
  • Gyms
  • Dance Studios
  • Martial Arts Schools
  • Pontoons


WHY would you lay flooring over wood?


  • Cushion
  • Noise Reduction
  • Fatigue Relief
  • Insulation
  • Style
  • Impact Absorption
  • Slip resistance
  • Fall Protection
  • Floor Protection


WHICH types wood can have flooring installed overtop?


  • Hardwood
  • Plywood
  • Decking Boards
  • Engineered Wood
  • Solid Wood
  • OSB
  • Veneer
  • Softwood
  • Etc.


WHEN would you want install flooring over wood?


  • When want a change of style
  • When you want to cover stained, cracked or splintered wood
  • When you need to add safety benefits
  • When you want a softer floor
  • When you want a more temperature stable floor
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter


WHO can install flooring over wood


  • You
  • Professional installers
  • Your partner
  • Your coworker
  • Your colleague
  • Your children
  • Your siblings
  • Your parents
  • Anybody!


HOW do I learn to install flooring over concrete


  • Watch our video tutorials
  • Follow installation instructions on the product pages
  • Follow directions shipped with the products
  • Consult an installer
  • Speak with a Greatmats team member
  • Read installation blogs
  • Invite someone to help
  • Trial and Error
  • Guess