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floating laminate floor

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08-28-13, 04:56 AM   #1  
floating laminate floor


I have an existing tile floor in the kitchen. I read that a floating floor can go directly over a concrete floor provided a vapor barrier is used. Can this type of flooring also be installed directly over an existing tile floor?

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08-28-13, 06:19 PM   #2  
What's it say on the install directions on the company's website?
I know I would not do it.

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08-29-13, 10:35 AM   #3  
I would at least smooth the floor first. That said, I would not install laminate in a kitchen in the first place.

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08-29-13, 02:00 PM   #4  
Why do you want to cover the tile? Is it failing?, are the tiles cracked?, were they installed over linoleum and some are loose? Trying to cover up something that is damaged will not change the problem only mask it and make it more difficult to get to down the road. Rarely are residential tile installs perfectly level. Variations can be found from tile to tile. These variations will not be kind to laminate. Thus Mitch's recommendation to float SLC or gypcrete over the existing tile to level out.

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