I've moved in to a new home and did not want to pay to upgrade the floors, I
figured I would do it myself. The floor I'm planning on laying new flooring
down (undecided on a Pergo type or real wood) currently has linoleum.
The question I have is "should I remove the linoleum or place the floor
directly on top" If laying on top, should I lay a moisture barrier? I
would think the linoleum would fit the bill fine.
Pergo was a stretch. There is a bamboo flooring they have at Home Despot
which is a floating and/or glue down. The only plus to a pergo-type is my
two kids and two big inside dogs. I'm not big on the faux look of them, but
might make an exception for the durabilty/price. I can't spend too much
seeing how I just bought a new house.
Geez, arn't we a little snooty..
Nothing wrong with pergo from this perspective.
and if you want to spend more money on a true wood floor that looks better
the minute it is installed, but needs more maint. and will look worse in 30
minutes of use, then go right ahead.
yeah really..I just put down a Pergo kitchen floor for just those reasons,
it's almost indestructible, looks almost perfectly like real wood, and I
couldn't be happier. Wood would get destroyed in the kitchen, my kids are
tough on things.
Pergo can go over just about anything I believe as long as it's dry,
concrete may or may not be a moisture issue and need a barrier, check the
pergo website for all the details.
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