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I have a 1950's ranch and would like to cover/seal old vinyl flooring. The old flooring is in fairly bad shape. Could plywood be used?
What is the best product to use over whatever is used to seal off old flooring?

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You want the right way or a quick fix?

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I have a 1950's ranch and would like to cover/seal old vinyl flooring.
Over the past 55-60 years and however many layers of flooring that were put on... how many remain on there now?
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Believe it or not...there is only the origanal layer....very thin/warn.
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You want the right way or a quick fix?
Yes, the right way and most cost effective.
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If I could find a quick fix that was acceptable....sure.
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...there is only the original (1950's era) layer... very thin/worn.
However thin/worn... if it is secure then this might be a good candidate
for adding a second layer of vinyl sheet on top of.

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Thanks ...think that's the plan...2nd layer will do it.
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Use an IVC vinyl, they will hide the old pattern better than most others.
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Thanks...appreciate the input!!
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Easiest way? Just drop a piece of carpet on top and you're good to go.

Never buy a house with broadloom in the washrooms....

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Sorry, but as an installer for 40 years, I have seen carpet successfully used in many bathrooms. I personally would not want it, but it is very common.
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Thanks for the input ...have to agree that carpet in the bathroom is not something I would choose to do.
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Sorry, but as an installer for 40 years, I have seen carpet successfully used in many bathrooms. I personally would not want it, but it is very common.


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Thanks for the input ...have to agree that carpet in the bathroom is not something I would choose to do.
I was being sarcastic about the carpet.

I would never install it either.
The PO used carpet to hide the floors amd wall paper to hide the walls in my house.

My personal opinion of your tile job is to peel off the old tile and have a fresh base to lay the new ones. Doing something even a bit half cooked always comes back to bite you.

It's also good to see the condition of the floor boards by removing all the old stuff.

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