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Old 07-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Just trying to find information on how to best cover up / seal old floor vinyl from the 1950's.

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Welcome Gloria----Please start a thread in the flooring section---pictures are helpful if you can,but not necessary.

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A lot depends upon what you are hoping for as a final product/look. Can you give a little more detail?

Generally, a good, 1"+ subfloor can be leveled out well, even over the old adhesives. But the old vinyl or asbestos type tile has to come up since it is too unstable for something like tile to be laid upon.

Having said that, I do a lot of REO work where our tile man often installs right over old vinyl tile if he determines it to be dimensionally stable enough to do so.
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I looked at the pictures of your property. It is so beautiful there!!
That is quite an undertaking!
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I looked at the pictures of your property. It is so beautiful there!!
That is quite an undertaking!
Thankyou...I wish I had the right answer to your flooring question for you.

Do you know what you want to cover the old surface with?
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Probably wood or laminate.
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Probably wood or laminate.
In that case, I don't think you have too much to worry about. Laminate is typically laid down loose over a thin sheet of foam, and wood - usually a t & g product - is nailed down.

Either should work OK. If the floor is nice and flat there shouldn't be any issues.
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So you think that it will be safe to just cover up the old asbestos tile with new flooring? Thanks!
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Yes, I believe so.

As long as the flooring is still basically sound and not full of holes (which you could fill if necessary) it's better than trying to remove the old tiles now knowing that they are made of asbestos???

Are you sure about that, or could they be old vinyl tiles? Not that it matters much if you are going to use a wood floor anyway.

I don't believe you have to do any sealing, you can just lay the new floor right on top.

A real T & G floor would be superior to a floating laminate floor, especially if the floor might be subject to getting wet. Laminates hate water with a passion.
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I had the tile tested and it came back positive for asbestos
I believe the floor my son has looked at is the T & G kind. I would actually love for him to lay down ceramic tile, but he doesn't care for it.
Thanks for your comments
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Is there any way for me to reread all the messages I've received since I joined yesterday? I haven't been able to figure out how.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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The messages on this thread should all appear for you here.

If you have started another thread, then you should be able to see all those messages on that thread.

I don't think you have quite enough posts to receive pm's yet, just a few more to go though.

If you can't find your other thread(s) I can find them for you.
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Your other thread is in the Flooring section, entitled "covering/sealing old 1950's vinyl flooring".

Just go to that section and all your posts will be there for that thread.

And it appears that you CAN receive pm's already, at least it shows as such on your profile.
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Thank you cocobolo,
Let me see if I can find them.

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