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pburgh 03-19-2006 08:56 AM

New construction + vinyl kitchen removal
 
Hi all... first post here. I just bought a new townhouse in MA. I went with the cheapest flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms (vinyl) in the hopes that I would re-do them myself after we moved in.

I was wondering how easy, or hard, it is to pull vinyl flooring if it was recently laid? I plan on moving in at the end of April and the floors are still not done.

I'd like to get the vinyl up because I'd rather not raise the floor level any, if possible. The plan would be to do Pergo in the kitchen and some sort of tile in both bathrooms.

Basically... is the fact that the vinyl is fresh going to make it easy to pull up?

Thanks!

Floorwizard 03-20-2006 10:30 PM

it will come up fine. But the paper backing may stick in spots. Maybe creating high spots which needs to be scraped off. Then when you gouge the underlay, you will need to patch it in......

Maybe the additional 1/8 you will have by keeping the vinyl will not be so bad huh?

pburgh 03-22-2006 10:00 AM

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Ha, perhaps not!

I guess I'll wait and see what the height difference is when I move in. Thanks for your comments.

redline 03-23-2006 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pburgh
Hi all... first post here. I just bought a new townhouse in MA. I went with the cheapest flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms (vinyl) in the hopes that I would re-do them myself after we moved in.

I was wondering how easy, or hard, it is to pull vinyl flooring if it was recently laid? I plan on moving in at the end of April and the floors are still not done.

I'd like to get the vinyl up because I'd rather not raise the floor level any, if possible. The plan would be to do Pergo in the kitchen and some sort of tile in both bathrooms.

Basically... is the fact that the vinyl is fresh going to make it easy to pull up?

Thanks!

What is under the vinyl?

pburgh 03-24-2006 01:56 PM

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under the vinyl is what looks to be standard subfloor.

Floorwizard 03-25-2006 02:53 PM

Most likely underlayment. but still wood none the less.


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