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.
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.
No because the old floor is also floating.
very easily. Looks great too!
yes - of course
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.
If the vinyl is down tight , the answer is YES, Laminate con go over it
Yes. there is usually an underlayment under vinyl, so it sometimes gives you a height issue.
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.
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.