Asked on Mar 24, 2015

Easiest way to put new flooring down?

Rachel Z
by Rachel Z
I am redoing the floors in my apartment (landlord gives us full reign to update apartments) but I can't add very much thickness to the floor. What is the best way to remove linoleum and add new flooring without adding much thickness? A lot of people have told me to add louan flooring on top of everything, but it's actually too doors are not solid so I can't exactly shave off the bottom of the door to allow for the louan.
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  • Jeanne Jeanne on Mar 24, 2015
    Check out the peel and stick tiles. They are thin and come all styles. We have used some that look like wood and also stone. They wear very well, are easy to install and inexpensive.

  • Rachel Z Rachel Z on Mar 24, 2015
    That's what I got for the bathroom...figured it was my only option as well lol. I figured I'd ask here since there were more people with experience in this stuff lol.

  • Laurie Powell Laurie Powell on Mar 25, 2015
    I'm glad you asked! :) I did these areas myself! My boyfriend & I carried it in the kitchen & lined it up in one corner & I cut it to fit. Our bathroom, kitchen & breezeway are done in the same floating 'sheet vinyl' flooring & it's the 'flagstone' pattern that we purchased at Menard's. I LOVE it!!! I goes right over old wood or linoleum flooring, no gluing, just quarter round wood trim around the edges!! It comes in 12 foot wide rolls. Other home improvement stores also carry similar flooring. Good luck!

  • Moxie Moxie on Mar 25, 2015
    You could paint the old linoleum in place....with a super cool stencil then no demo, no thickness issue and gorgeous floors! (lightly sand with palm sander, prime, paint several coats, stencil and poly with satin finish UV protected wood floor high traffic poly) Google stenciled floors and you will see what I am talking about amazing...I like them with boarders the best; looks more like art in lieu of just pattern all the way...which is then more reminiscent of...linoleum with better colors and pattern lol. Good luck what ever you do! I have used the floating vinyl flooring also and it is also pretty good like @Laurie Powell mentioned.

  • Rachel Z Rachel Z on Mar 26, 2015
    The old linoleum has holes in it and the edges are stapled down...quite badly too lol. I am coming along and have decided to do the tiles. I want more of a seamless look throughout 2 adjoining rooms.