Laminate over cement board


Old 09-23-10, 11:38 AM
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Laminate over cement board

My kitchen has ceramic tile that is 20 years old and showing it's age. I want to install a laminate floor in this area. Can I remove the ceramic tile and install the laminate flooring over the cement board subfloor?
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Old 09-23-10, 12:22 PM
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Maybe - might need to add a layer of luan to achieve the same height
Old 09-23-10, 12:28 PM
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If it's really 20 yrs old...I think it's unlikely you have cement board. I don't THINK it's been around that long. And tile guys are kinda resistant to change...maybe its a mortar bed kinda thing? You'll need to find what your floor is really composed of.

Also...when you say you mean a click-lock type floating floor or similar?
Old 09-23-10, 12:37 PM
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The subfloor is a type of cement board that was put down to lay the tile on. When I say laminate I mean a Pergo type product.

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