Hardwood Installation

Hi,
When installing a new hardwood floor does the installer remove all the old flooring?
I went to the local flooring shop the other day and saw some great finished hardwood flooring. The salesman quotes $9.50 per sq ft. installed.
My current floor is a mess. Linoleum over vinyl over plywood over hardwood. The floors are uneven. The floor in the living room and dining room are lower than the floors in the kitchen and foyer. The previous owners cut around the trim. Tiles are of different ages. It's really screwy.
Thanks for any help!
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At extra charge they will.

Sounds reasonable. Have you considered doing it yourself? No too hard and minimal tools needed.

Tear it all down to the sub-floor. Put some plywood on top of t he proper thickness to get thing lined up. Now you have a good base for the finished flooring and will get a much better job. Remove the trim and do the job right. Door casings can be cut in place with a $10 dovetail saw with offset handle. Ed snipped-for-privacy@snet.net http://pages.cthome.net/edhome
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you will probably wan to tear it all up. Messy but not that difficult. They will probably change you a small fortune to remove all the stuff. You can DIY as long as the Lino does not contain asbestos and since it is the newest it should be OK.
Now since you have hardwood at the bottom why don't you juts refinish what you have vs. putting new on?
Wayne

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That is definetly one of the options. Thanks for the info guys.
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