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Vinyl laminate flooring over linoleum

KylefromKy's picture

 Hello all,

 I’m planning to install vinyl laminate flooring over an existing linoleum floor, which is glued to a concrete floor in a client’s basement.  The linoleum is about 1/16” thick, and is missing in some areas. I am wondering if there will be any problems with the new flooring passing over these voids. I am planning to install an underlayment first. I tried removing the linoleum floor, but 90% of it is glued down incredibly well, and ends up coming off in little shards, which would take ages to remove.  Anyone have any advice or experience with a similar situation? Many thanks. 

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."

You should remove the (post #215516, reply #1 of 3)

You should remove the existing flooring no question. If you want to take a shortcut then you could probably flash patch or self level the area to feather in the 1/16" 

At the very least use floor (post #215516, reply #2 of 3)

At the very least use floor leveling compound to feather the edges.


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Thanks for the replies. I (post #215516, reply #3 of 3)

Thanks for the replies. I will investigate floor leveling compound, which sounds like the simplest solution.

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."