Is is possible (permitted? recommended?) to lay a new sheet vinyl
floor over an old one? The old one is in pretty good mechanical shape
- still stuck to the floor, no holes, cuts, etc, but is a little
scruffy looking after 15 years. If it is possible, is there any
special prep? Special adhesive? or ???
Check the vinyl manufacturers site for detailed instructions. If not
detailed enuf, I know Mannington will fax you their pro instructions on
request. Are you sure yours is glued down? Some is only held at the edges
and easy to remove.
On 13 Jul 2004 10:31:55 -0700, email@example.com (Chris) wrote:
In my home, I found that last time vinyl was put down, 1/4 inch sanded
plywood was stapled on top of old vinyl, then new vinyl was laid on
top. I don't know if this is "ok" or not though. Looks as if I'll
have to remove and replace 1/4 plywood prior to next vinyl
installation (I'll let the pro's do it, Too many extra cuts needed,
not a simple square or rectangle)
If the old floor has a texture to it (faux brick, for example), it will
telegraph through the new stuff unless you add a layer of something
inbetween. Like the other guy said, see if maybe it is just edge glued- if
so, pull it up. Any raised seams need to be planed and smoothed with
leveling compound to keep them from telegraphing.
There is a surfacing compound that is used to level the old
textured surface. Check with the place you buy the new
material. I bought my new flooring from Lowe's and they had
the surfacing material and it worked like a charm. It's been
three years since I refloored the kitchen and it looks
Good luck. -- Frank
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