Laminate over vinyl?

Old 07-04-03, 03:26 PM
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Laminate over vinyl?

I have decided to install a Wilsonart laminate floor in my bathrooms, and am unsure of what to do about the existing floor. We are on a concrete slab, with at least one layer of sheet vinyl (circa 1976) and one layer of horrid vinyl tile. We have had a small leak in one bathroom which we are having fixed at the moment; I know all of the flooring/subfloor has been wet for some time now. I want to know if I should pull up everything and start over (asbestos in old vinyl?); pull up only the vinyl tile sheets in order to start with a smooth surface; or just go over the tiles, which have a seam that simulates a grout line - and catches every bit of dirt in the universe. I want this floor to look nice and last. Thanks for any help you can give me!
Old 07-05-03, 03:44 AM
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Be carefull to fully read the warranty and man instructions about bathroom installations. You will be headed for trouble down the road esp if you have kids.
Old 07-05-03, 09:49 PM
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Is a product that hates moisture going to satisfy your expectations? Wood and wood products are a problem in moist atmospheres. Have you considered tile?AzFred's Web Site

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