Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


So I am looking to get rid of my disgusting vinyl floor in my kitchen and replace it with laminate flooring.

The vinyl is old (maybe 25 years) and cracked. The corner of a tile was ripped off and now I see there is even older tile underneath- looks like it's from the 60's.

My appartment is on the top floor of a building that is almost 100 years old- with beautiful (though worn) hardwood flooring throughout. I don't know what the best way is to go about ripping up the double tile fiasco or if it is even advisable. I am afraid of what might be underneath it- as well as the troubles the job might cause the people living below me.

Does anyone have experience with poorly kept historical housing? Or with this vinyl tiling issue? Advice?

harmony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,169
Rewards Points: 16
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


Leave it there and install the lam over it.

Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 211
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


Buds right. Your probably dealing with asbestos in those old linos.

Just cover em
mike costello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


will covering the old floors create more problems in the future?
harmony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 211
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


Well, maybe...ok I couldnt do the wise guy response.....No, it wont cause any problems, but if your just covering up problems its not going to help



If its lyin flat and not busting up everywhere having a floating floor sitting on it cant hurt at all. When you pull it up in the future it will probably look like it did the day you covered it
mike costello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 211
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Ripping up Vinyl Flooring


Just how long is the future anyway?

mike costello is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vinyl flooring on stairs, need input mgarfield Flooring 6 01-29-2008 10:04 PM
Sheet Vinyl Flooring Removal yoods Flooring 2 11-22-2007 12:04 PM
Can I cover old cracked vinyl flooring with lauan and new vinyl? MikeC. Flooring 4 03-12-2007 05:20 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.