Bindy Brown
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Asked on Oct 5, 2017

Can you lay new flooring over laminate !?

Darryl J. GaryTAMMY SPALSBURYElaine
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  • My vote is no. It creates a tripping hazzard when transitioning from laminate+new flooring to existing flooring.
  • Tcs
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Why not! Laminate isn't so thick that if you aren't doing the whole house you couldn't just put a transition piece down. You'd have to do that anyway if you took the flooring up, right?
  • William
    on Oct 5, 2017

    If the old floor is nailed or glued down go ahead. If it's a floating floor then don't . Both the old and new will move independently. Premature wear/breakdown. Fall/trip hazard.
  • Elaine
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Go with William’s advice ... he’s 100% correct! A relative of mine has been in the flooring business a long time and he says the same thing as William.
  • TAMMY SPALSBURY
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Don't suggest doing so. Depending on the type of floor also. ceramic should be played down on Dura Rock sub flooring, and such.
  • Darryl J. Gary
    on Oct 5, 2017

    yes
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