Asked on Jul 18, 2018

How to install vinyl plank flooring over travertine?

Jimmy C CornDeeJean Lichtel


Do I have to pry up the travertine first?

7 answers
  • Elaine
    on Jul 18, 2018

    No! Just get the proper underlayment

  • Maureen Toms
    Maureen Toms
    on Jul 18, 2018

    I don’t think you do unless the relief pattern is pronounced, meaning very textured. It it’s pretty smooth you’ll be able to cover it with a special liner similar to plywood. Ask your flooring supplier.

    in our kitchen we covered an embossed rolled vinyl before the planks were laid. In a bathroom, we laid good one side plywood.

    make sure your subfloor is very smooth. Any staples or nails have to be in tightly. Everything shows on the vinyl surface!

  • Saf33776900
    on Jul 18, 2018

    does this website runs in Canada?

  • Mar33482700
    on Jul 18, 2018

    yes if you want a level floor. I can't say this enough always remove old flooring before installing new if you want a quality floor if you want a crappy floor then leave the old floor down.

  • Jean Lichtel
    Jean Lichtel
    on Jul 19, 2018


  • Dee
    on Aug 30, 2018

    This can be installed over travertine. I have seen it done.

  • Jimmy C Corn
    Jimmy C Corn
    on Jun 7, 2020

    You’ll need a 3/4 inch slapstick rod to jimmy the existing tiles loose. Then pour dilute Johnson’s whitewash over surface before laying the new floor down. It works best to do after dark

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