We're hoping to buy a 30's semi soon - Most of those we've seen are either carpeted or have laminate/replacement block floor. My ideal ground floor would have sanded/polished original floorboards, but if the house we eventually buy were to have a concrete floor, would we be able to put reclaimed/replacement floorboards in? Anyone done it? How much did it cost and do you know if we could put underfloor heating in at the same time? I'm desperate to add a bit of character to somewhere....
We did this in our last house and it worked fine. The builder sourced the boards and they looked great. I can't remember the cost and we didn't put in underfloor heating, but a local flooring company should be able to advise you.
We don't have underfloor heating but have put wooden floor over a concrete floor. No problem. Actually that was the royal we.........several men came for a few days and did it . I'm in Nz so can't comment on cost. If it's anything like ours be prepared to move out for a day or two. We had essentially all the living and kitchen areas done. All the furniture is obviously moved, you can't walk on them for a while or cook as cooking affects them before or during the sealing...........It was worth it though.
I have just had engineered oak flooring laid in my bedroom and kitchen - it looks brilliant. I'm delighted. For the two rooms, the wood and all the underlay, 28m2, it cost £1300. Labour was difficult to calculate because I had a new kitchen fitted too and loads of redecorating too - but 2-3 days should do it. No idea about the underfloor heating though, sorry!