Originally Posted by IceT
Are you a drama queen or what?
The amount that is released (as you should know) is almost nothing unless you sand it down..
IceT, thank you for demonstrating that opinions are like a**holes.
Linoleum that old is not likely to come off cleanly - I started to remove some in a rental house I owned - it came up in chunks, leaving behind a bunch of material that would have required significant scraping and sanding to remove. If you don't get the surface smooth, imperfections will transfer through the new layer of linoleum.
It's a slippery slope - in my case I decided it wasn't worth messing with. I smoothed over the area with floor leveler and installed the new flooring directly over the old.