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Old 12-16-2015, 07:45 AM   #1
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Remove underlayment under linoleum?


In the middle of a kitchen remodel. As I was removing a base cabinet, I noticed what looked like a 1/4" underlayment two layers of vinyl. Is it typical to have and underlayment for linoleum? Subfloor is plywood. I plan on removing so the dining and kitchen floor are on the same level when we lay wood flooring.
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Linoleum properly installed is always done on underlayment to provide a really smooth, hard, void free surface.
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Linoleum properly installed is always done on underlayment to provide a really smooth, hard, void free surface.

Alright thanks! How are they typically secured to the subfloor?
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If you are lucky a pro did it using 1/4" crown staples 6 x 6 grid. If done with UL nails you are in for a lot of cussing.
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If you are lucky a pro did it using 1/4" crown staples 6 x 6 grid. If done with UL nails you are in for a lot of cussing.
Ha thanks I'll let you know what I find.
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And do not replace it with lauon!!
Use this instead.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...1178/203183010
When installing do not have the seams line up with the seams below.
Do not attach to the joist.
Do not use glue.
Once installed any gaps at the seams and any flaws need to be filled.
(no need to leave any gaps between the sheets)
Under cut any casing so the sheets slide in under it.
By far the fastest, best way to attach is as mentioned with a narrow crown staple gun.
Set in touch and go you should be able to do a whole sheet in about 2 min. and not have to go back and fill the tiny holes.
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