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tam needs help 05-05-2012 07:32 PM

Replacing carpet with linoleum
I am wanting to redo my bathrooms and one of them has carpet. I have some linoleum that my son is going to give me that's leftover from a bathroom in a house he just got, but I don't know how to install or put it in. It's not big enough for anything in the house he is in but I am pretty sure I can do both of my bathrooms with it :) any help or suggestions would be appreciated!! :)

joecaption 05-05-2012 07:55 PM

Carpet in any bathroom is never a good thing.
Remove it the padding and the carpet strips and see just how much subfloor rot you have.
The toilet, 1/4 round and anything else sitting on the floor has to be removed.
Your going to have to find out what's under the carpet.
There's going to have to a layer of 1/4 sublfoor rated underlayment that gets attached every 4" on the outsides and every 6 to 8" in the field, with floor leveler to fill the seams and any flaws.
The flooring gets precut over sized, and rolled up. Your going to have to have a tooth trowled to spread out the adhesive. Glue gets applyed at one end of the room where your going to start rolling it out leaving a space on the edges so as the glue gets pressed out it does not make a mess on the walls. Once layed you go over the whole floor with a floor roller.

It would be a really simple and not that expencive job for someone who does floors all the time. SO you may want to concider getting it done for you.

tam needs help 05-06-2012 06:09 AM

Ok thank you for the advice :) I'll check into having it done :) appreciate it!!

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