Can i install new floor on old floor ?

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can i instal new floor on old floor thank guy

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  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Jan 08, 2018
    yes you can, but it is not advisable, it makes the floors uneven and a little higher than neccesary


  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 08, 2018
    what floor to you plan on installing? What is the surface now?
  • Jamie Jamie on Jan 08, 2018
    99.99% of the time you can. There are a few things that can make a difference. Your old floor has to be cleaned, all carpet tacks removed, no signs of carpet, then you are off to a good start. Next if you have any boards that are in bad shape that do a lot of squeaking , look like they should be replaced, replace them. You have to have a good foundation to start with or you will be throwing a lot of money away. Next the type for flooring you are putting down. Laminate: either buy it with the foam attached or you will have to buy rolls of foam, roll it out, follow the directions correctly, then you can lay down the laminate. You have to be patient with getting used to snapping them in place. You will need some cutting tools also. There are a ton of types of laminate, ask questions, go to a well known store they will help some. Tile: you are going to need a cement underlayment, screw it down, tools to cut it, and a few more things. You have to spread an area where you are going to put your tile and use spacers. You have to let it dry, then you have to grout it then clean off the grout after. Linoleum: you might want an underlayment depending on your floor, or it might not need it. The biggest thing is learning how to make all of your cuts and not too deep. A beginners mistake, making cuts too long. Cut little, check fit, cut a little until you have it right. Some linoleum might need glued down, thats a job I would stay away from unless it is a small bathroom. The question that hasn't been talked about is do you have trim around the floors? If you do and can get the flooring under the trim, you should be ok. What you will then need to do is buy 1/4 round to put on top of the floor and nail to the wall trim(paint or stain first). If your flooring is high on your trim, you either need to try to remove it and put it back up, try a small pry bar work your way down (pull the nails through the back with pliers ,don't pull through the front unless they are almost completely through the front.) or get a robo tool that specializes in cutting down your trim. Especially your door trim which usually longer. I have just given you the hi lights of what you can expect depending what kind of floor I am guessing you might put down. Without more information, I can't give you specifics. I hope this helps some.
  • Guy bianchini Guy bianchini on Jan 08, 2018
    nk guy thank you so much for the goods tips ,, it will help
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