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Answered 2008-01-26 15:09:30

Yes, laminate flooring can be laid over vinyl flooring, however, there are some considerations. First of all, inspect your vinyl flooring for any damage. Acordian style tears will create a "bump" in your finished laminate floor, which will be visibly noticeable, and it won't wear well. Large tears that result in missing pieces of vinyl will cause a "dip" in your finished laminate floor, which is also not a desireable result. Either and/or both of these problem areas will also compromise the integrity of your laminate flooring, and may also cause weak joints.

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Can vinyl be laid over laminate floors?

No! Bad idea! Laminate is a floating floor that has to dissipate any moisture that comes up through it. If you put vinyl flooring over it, the laminate can't "breath" and it will respond to the humidity by swelling up and buckling.

Can laminate wood flooring be laid over laminate wood flooring?

No because the old floor is also floating.

Can you lay vinyl tile over glued laminate flooring?

Yes but the finish is pretty poor. The laminate will need to expand and contract. This happens at a significantly different rate to vinyl. - Its always better to get the laminate up and ply or use self leveler and lay the vinyl as new.

what does laminate flooring cover up?

Laminate flooring can be used to effectively cover any unsightly or old flooring. Laminate flooring can be installed over warped, scratched, or even missing flooring.

Can you put laminate floor over a vinyl floor?

If the vinyl is down tight , the answer is YES, Laminate con go over it

Can solid hardwood floors be laid over vinyl flooring?

Yes. there is usually an underlayment under vinyl, so it sometimes gives you a height issue.

Can laminate wood flooring be laid over carpet?

No. Remove the carpet. You need a hard, level and clean surface to lay laminate. If there is linoleum under that, it should also be removed.

Can vinyl flooring be laid over laminate flooring underlay?

If you're talking about typical laminate underlayment, which is thin foam padding that is attached to a thin sheet of plastic, then it should just be attached with a light adhesive strip on one side of the underlayment sheets. It could easily be removed by simply pulling it from the floor.If you are talking about something else, then it would really depend on the type of vinyl you are using. If it is a loose-lay vinyl, such as Armstrong's Stratamax, then you would be okay to lay it over top. If, however, it is standard vinyl flooring, and requires an adhesive of some sort, then you would be best to remove the underlayment, smooth out your sub-floor, and install it as normal.

Can you use a steamer on engineered hardwood flooring?

NEVER, The heat will break down the finishes over time. The same is true with vinyl flooring, hardwood, laminate, LVT and grouting. Steam is meant for carpet only!

What are some laminate flooring installation tips?

There are numerous tips available online for installing laminate flooring. Some of the most popular tips include the following: 1. Purchase ten percent more flooring than required to account for waste and mistakes. 2. The boxes of laminate should be opened and let sit for a couple of days in the room in which the floor is to be installed, in order to acclimatize the laminate flooring. 3. When installing laminate flooring over a concrete surface, vapor shield should be laid down prior to installation. 4. Laminate flooring does not require any special tools to install. However, it is handy to have spacers, bumpers and a pry bar on hand.

Can you put laminate flooring over terrazzo without underlayment?

No. unless you want your floors to buckle from the moisture. It is not recomended to install laminate flooring over terrazzo flooring. The moisuture buildup will ruin the wood planks.

Can you install hardwood flooring over laminate flooring?

Not a good idea. If you are going to the expense of good hardwood flooring, do it right.

Can wood flooring be laid over vinyl flooring?

If you are you are referring to tongue and groove flooring such as Pergo then the answer is yes. You may however want to first lay lu-on (not sure of spelling but it is a thin sheet of wood) to insure that the floor is level.

Can you install laminate flooring over glued down carpet?

Not a very good idea. You should remove the carpet and use the thin foam that is required for laminate flooring.

Can you put laminate flooring over two layers of existing linoleum?

This will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, the general answer is yes if the flooring has no give and the height will not pose and issue at doorways. This is not true for vinyl or linoleum. You can only go 2 layers thick there.

Can linoleum flooring be placed over laminate?

every manufacturer would tell you NO will void every warrentee ! is your new Lino full glued or the newer floating type Lino/vinyl ?

Can you install laminate flooring directly over hardwood flooring?

Laminate installation is a very easy thing to do. There are many laminate options too:* Glueless laminate flooring: These laminate floors snap together at the edgesIf you're installing laminate on grade, below grade, or in other areas subject to moisture, you'll also need a thin plastic underlayment to prevent seeping moisture from below. * Laminate floorings with underlayment attached: These glueless planks come with an included underlayment * Glued laminate flooring: there are great DIY guides as well. You SURE CAN install laminate over wood and even radiant heating systems too.

Can you lay laminate flooring on carpet?

It's best not to lay laminate over carpet. If the carpet is thick, this will weaken the joints of the laminate and will cause it to fail.

Can laminate flooring be installed over existing laminate flooring without a plastic or felt barrier?

You can, but you will probably have squeeks after you are done from the two floors rubbing against each other.

How much does it cost per square foot to have vinyl flooring installed?

Most of the time vinyl flooring includes installation in the price and depending on the quality of the vinyl flooring will range from $3-4 a square foot to higher end vinyl flooring that can cost well over $4 a square foot.

How should one prepare a floor before putting down new vinyl flooring?

It depends on the type of floor that you are putting down the vinyl flooring on top of. If it is concrete, then make sure it is clean, dry and repair any cracks or holes. If the old vinyl flooring is in good repair then just put the new vinyl flooring over it or use an embossing leveler for slightly worn vinyl flooring. If the old vinyl flooring is in very poor shape remove it completely. Plywood underlayment can be used for other types of flooring that you will put new vinyl flooring down on top of.

Can I put vinyl flooring over ceramic tile?

Not directly as the ceramic tiles will soon show through the vinyl flooring. If the ceramics are laid on a wooden floor, you must take up the tiles and overboard with 6mm plywood. If the tiles are on a concrete floor, you can leave them down and lay a latex screed on top to provide you with a smooth floor for your vinyl

Can you install ceramic tile on the vinyl flooring?

yes you can but it is not recommended to install ceramic tiles over vinyl

Can laminate flooring be laid over hard wood floor?

yes, inspect the hardwood and make sure it is down well, and be sure to remove any raised transition strips which may be covered.

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