I am planning to lay laminate flooring over the entire basement floor
but 60% of it is covered by 1/8" vinyl tiles and the rest bare
concrete. Can I lay over it as is or do I need to level the floor first
by stripping all the tiles or perhaps cover the bare concrete with 1/8"
1/8" is too much. Harbor Freight tools had a cheap pneumatic floor
scraper on special not too long ago. That might make your job a lot
easier. If a) it is still on special and b) you buy it for this one
job let me know and I might buy it from you for a reduced price used.
Otherwise I will just wait until it goes on special again.
Hope this helps,
At the risk of sounding unhelpful, may I suggest you read and follow the
directions included with the product.
I seem to recall 1/8" deviation in X feet. Yes you are going to need to
remove the tiles. After you do that you may still need to skim coat and
level the floor. Most basement floors do not meet the minimum standards set
for a proper laminate installation. Concrete floors may look level but they
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