hardwood over vinyl


Old 04-20-00, 12:01 PM
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Can 3/4 inch hardwood be installed directly over a kitchen vinyl floor? Should we still use building paper over it before installing?
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Old 04-21-00, 01:12 PM
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I'm not an expert on hardwood floors, but I have torn out a few for various reasons. More than one of them had vinyl underlayment.

So my guess is that this will work, and without the need for felt.

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Old 04-23-00, 04:52 AM
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As long as the existing floor is in reasonably good shape, there's no reason not to go directly over it. However, if the floor is uneven, you'll end up with a squeaky hardwood floor. This results because the hardwood moves. If in doubt, I would simply put down a layer of thin plywood first, sealing all the screw heads and joints between the boards. This will give you a solid surface to start and will provide a much better finished product.


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