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klmeenan 05-04-2011 08:37 AM

Vinyl sheet flooring & allure
 
I am helping to spruce up a kitchen. The house was built in 1970. It has the original vinyl sheet flooring with a newer vinyl sheet on top. My mom wants the allure planks that look like tile. I think we have to take up the newer vinyl sheet which I think is a bit foamy/squishy. Is 2 layers if vinyl too much to go under the allure? I'm worried with the thickness of the allure the resulting flooring may seem too high although it will be fine meeting up with the carpet at one door and hardwood at the other door.

rusty baker 05-04-2011 08:52 AM

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...7a22eeeb65.pdf

Can't find anything that tells you not to install over 2 layers of vinyl, but I personally would not. Especially if one is cushioned.

klmeenan 05-04-2011 09:19 AM

When vinyl sheets are put down, do they put the adhesive all over it? I'm just wondering if I can get just one layer off.

gotogregg 05-04-2011 11:45 AM

Hey Klmeenan,

Allure is made to go over a lot of different types of flooring. It is a completely floating floor. The only reason I wouldn't put it over the two layers of old vinyl is if there are signs of water damage or mold on the subfloor or around the old vinyl. Squishy floors is not a good sign. -Gregg

rusty baker 05-04-2011 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gotogregg (Post 641981)
Hey Klmeenan,

Allure is made to go over a lot of different types of flooring. It is a completely floating floor. The only reason I wouldn't put it over the two layers of old vinyl is if there are signs of water damage or mold on the subfloor or around the old vinyl. Squishy floors is not a good sign. -Gregg

I think the poster means that at least one layer is cushioned vinyl. And I wouldn't install anything over cushioned vinyl.

klmeenan 05-04-2011 02:53 PM

I believe one layer is cushioned vinyl. If it was 2 regular layers I would just put it on.

rusty baker 05-04-2011 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by klmeenan (Post 641923)
When vinyl sheets are put down, do they put the adhesive all over it? I'm just wondering if I can get just one layer off.

It is probably full spread, but it could be looselay or perimeter glued.

klmeenan 05-04-2011 06:27 PM

I'm 90% sure it's not loose laid. Do u think if it's only on the perimeter that I can get it up?

klmeenan 05-28-2011 08:00 AM

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Can't even tell you guys how happy I am that it only has adhesive on the edges. I'm am leaving the lovely 70's stuff. When we put in a real floor we will pay someone to take it up

klmeenan 05-28-2011 08:03 AM

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Hmm. Along a seam some of the lower level popped up.

klmeenan 05-28-2011 01:29 PM

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Almost done!

rusty baker 05-28-2011 01:39 PM

Looks good. :thumbup:


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