Asked on Apr 9, 2019

Can flooring be laid over tiled floors?

HandyGirlWilliamTricia @ Simplicity In The South


5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Yes, but you will need to prep based on the type of flooring you will be laying. Also, keep in mind there will be a step up and added weight.

  • Mom2K9
    on Apr 9, 2019

    I'd discourage it as you may end up with an unfavorable result and have to redo it which would be spendy.

    While it is likely a big job, remove the tiled floors especially if you're covering to hide it. There is likely an underlying problem if the tiles are cracked, such as the subfloor is in poor condition or the tile was installed incorrectly.

  • Depending on the condition of the tile, you can lay a floating laminate floor over it.

  • William
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Laminate floating floor can go over any existing flooring except carpet. Use the manufacturer recommended underlayment. Tiles would need to be removed for any other flooring.

  • HandyGirl
    on Apr 10, 2019

    My neighbors thought they have a demolition crew rip out their outdated and damaged tile in order to put in a new floor but a company said absolutely not. They took out the bad tiles and poured in concrete leveler into the newly created hole. That left an ugly but very stable surface. Then luxury vinyl planks were laid right over top. In this instance the decision was made to upscale to taller baseboards so the old ones came off before installing the new floor and new ones were installed at the end. They could have taken the old ones off in advance then simply reinstalled them OR left the original baseboards in place, installed the floor on top then put cove moulding or quarter round along the perimeter. You do have to be prepared for adjustments in floor height so if a door was tight to the tile it would have to be sanded or planed back to allow for the added floor height and transition pieces can be used on the floor to take you from one floor height to another. So YES absolutely it can be done.

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