Asked on Mar 15, 2013

Can a paper bag floor go over an existing floor?

Cyndi Dimanno-ValentineJackieforzoneMiriam I


When creating a brown paper bag floor, does a tile floor need to be removed?
7 answers
  • Yair Spolter
    on Mar 15, 2013

    Carolina1st, post your question as a comment on @Ashley's post here and I'm sure she'll reply:

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 15, 2013

    I think this would depend a lot on what flooring is currently there. Tile and carpet definite no. concrete yes, hardwood would work to but why cover real beauty with paper bags.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 6, 2013

    @Roberta I think this would depend a bit on what the paper is laid on...over concrete with a multi-layer poly top coat it would be very durable. If it was laid over a ply subfloor then not so much as the soft "pine" wood of the sub-floor, could compress and provide "dents" as is typical with pine strip flooring. The added problem here would be the upper layer of paper and finish could then break away or peel.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Apr 6, 2013

    @Carolina1st @Yair Spolter is right. @Ashley @ Domestic Imperfection has a post with many comments. There is a lot of information in the comment section where you might find your answer.

  • Miriam I
    on Apr 7, 2013

    @Roberta there is no print option from Hometalk, but I assume you can click file print from your browser when you're on that page.

  • Jackieforzone
    on Aug 3, 2013

    you can copy and paste directions to microsoft or any other program and print

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    on Apr 19, 2015

    It can go over, concrete , laminate or vinyl I have done all three

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