answersLogoWhite

0

Can vinyl be laid over laminate floors?

Updated: 11/14/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

Best Answer

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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can vinyl be laid over laminate floors?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

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.


What abrasion means in laminate floors?

Abrasion in laminate floors refers to the wearing away or damage to the surface layer of the flooring caused by friction, foot traffic, or other abrasive elements. This can lead to a decrease in the flooring's aesthetic appeal and durability over time. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent and minimize abrasion on laminate floors.


Can laminate flooring be laid over concrete?

very easily. Looks great too!


Can vinyl sheet flooring be laid over laminated wood?

yes - of course


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.


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.


How can laminate floor be installed over old laminate floor?

Firstly, you have to make sure the structural condition of the old laminate floor is sound. If it is not, then you would need to make repairs to ensure it is as solid as possible. You can easily damage your laminate floors by laying them on a weak foundation. You can either damage the board or the connecting joints. Once the old laminate floors are structurally sound, you can proceed with laying the new laminate floors as you would on any other flooring. Make sure you use the correct underlay. In this case, foam underlay would be suitable and it would be the most cost effective. Laminate flooring is the best option for rejuvenating a living space. It is cheap, easy to install and easy to maintain.


Can you lay a penny floor over laminate?

I'm guessing that you mean penny round tile. If so, no should never lay this over a laminate floor. Laminate floors are floating, so they move and your tile/grout will crack. You are also not supposed tile on top of any form of wood (laminate is recycled hardwood), because it expands and contracts so it will also cause the tile and grout to crack. You should remove the laminate. And then install on top of either smooth concrete, level it or add in cement board. If, however, you actually mean vinyl, then it depends the condition of the vinyl. It's usually better to remove it, but you might be able to get instead pour 1/2 self leveling cement or put cement board on top and then install. Your floor should be smooth and level before installing the tile.


What exactly is the nimbus 13?

The Nimbus 13 is one of the models of the vacuum robots that can vacuum hardwood floors, vinyl floors and carpeted floors. They are the newest model and run just over three hundred dollars.


What is the difference between laminate floors and hardwood floors?

Laminate floors are manufactured, a thin layer of wood or Formica is glued to a backer. The surface is only about 1/16th of an inch thick and the whole board is about 3/8 inch thick. Hardwood floors are all wood and 5/8 to 3/4 inch thick. Oak is the most common but there are many different types of wood available. They can be sanded and refinished several times over a long period of time. Laminate can not be sanded and had a hard factory coating that resists staining more than hardwood.


Can vinyl flooring be put on top of laminate wood flooring?

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.