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Old 04-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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I want to put some linoleum down in my bathroom. What type of floor surface do I need? Currently it's down to the construction floor. I think I need to add another layer of plywood, and if so, what kind? Does the floor have to be levelled before installation? Any tips or how-to's are much appreciated.

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I would install a thin plywood underlayment, level any low spots and the seams with cement patch, sand down the patch and install.

edit - assuming you're talking about some sort of vinyl, not real linoleum.

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I would install a thin plywood underlayment, level any low spots and the seams with cement patch, sand down the patch and install.

edit - assuming you're talking about some sort of vinyl, not real linoleum.
Installing vinyl can be done by a DIYer, but linoleum install is not really a DIY job.
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Alright, I think I want to install vinyl then - I guess I made a mistake between the two.

It's a bathroom, so the flooring would have to be somewhat water resistant. Is vinyl ok for this? From what I've read, it should be, but apparently vinyl also offers a certain sound-dampening characteristic.

Does vinyl need to be glued down?
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I think it's better to glue vinyl but there are several that don't have to be glued.

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