Dooooooon't! I've just finished peeling off three layers of ugly linoleum and
vinyl from BEAUTIFUL C. 1890 parquet floors. Parquet goes with everything,
it's beautiful, easier on the feet than tile...Ask how much it would cost you
to have that parquet made now vs. how much it would cost to have it cleaned up,
etc.--assuming this was something you couldn't handle yourself, and you
probably could--then reconsider.