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Old 01-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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I am going to install Pergo 10mm laminate with attached rubberized underlayment in my dbl wide mfg home. Coming from the living room which is bare subfloor, I will enter the kitchen which has existing lineolium. Same for the baths and laundry. Can I float that transition onto the lineolium or will I be asking for problems later. The lineolium is in good condition and may be a pain to take up, but I will do it if I have to.

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I wouldn't think the lino would be thick enough to cause a problem. But there are others on here with more laminate experience. Let's see what they think.

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Proper transition will be fine, they make many designs, just pick the one you need that works for you.
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Proper transition will be fine, they make many designs, just pick the one you need that works for you.
I think he meant that he was running the laminate into the kitchen and wondered if going from bare floor and over the lino would cause a height difference problem. Could be wrong, but I thought that is what he was asking.
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I think he meant that he was running the laminate into the kitchen and wondered if going from bare floor and over the lino would cause a height difference problem. Could be wrong, but I thought that is what he was asking.
That is exactly my question. Thanks.
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You'd have to answer the question then. How much of a height difference is there?
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Yeah the word transition threw me, I thought transition strip, coming from living room and thought no further.

This should not be a issue, the key is the amount of foam padding under the laminate.
I have installed many laminate floors, none that have their own padding on the on the tile, so no clue how thick it is.
But if you buy foam padding at home depot, it is the thinnest crap ever made.
I removed one floor and had actual rubber padding under it and is great stuff. I saved some of it and added to my knee pads, I have a few pieces left over and used it as a pad to slide a cast iron tub over a real hardwood floor just last week.

Is all in the padding that is attached to the backside of your floor, you will know as you make the transition into the other rooms. Lay down a few tiles, and then use a straight edge like a 4' level and look at the floor to see if the level is lying flat.
If you have a big gap under the straight edge, is going to be a future issue.
A small gap, it may not be so bad. Is just one way to look and see what you have going on before going to much further.
Even with cheap foam from HD, one layer of vinyl should not be a problem.
With multiple layers and past floor repairs ... might be a issue.
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I was thinking that I could mud up a wedge from the lino say 12" - 15" out from the edge onto the subfloor, but your comment about the thickness of the attached underlayment makes a lot of sense. Probably have to straight edge the lino and see if the drop is less than the underlayment thickness, then decide. There is only one layer of lino to worry about.
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I really doubt you will have a problem, I without seeing it, would say keep going and get er done!
And when you get to that point, install a few temp tiles into next room, see if you think will be a issue and fix as needed.
Is many ways to fix or improve once you get to that point, I really do not think you need to do anything.
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If its just vinyl flooring it would be fine but if there is underlayment then vinyl not a good idea to much of a difference it'll cause seems to break loose.

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