To remove laminate or not

Old 05-30-02, 01:03 PM
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Question To remove laminate or not

I am looking to replace or cover my exisiting kitchen floor. I cannot afford hardwood(boo) ..and am considering an adhesive tile of some kind. Do I need to remove the current floor or just tile over it? Any sugestions on what works best in a kitchen ?
Old 05-30-02, 01:25 PM
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That would depend on what your subfloor was and how well fixed your laminate flooring is.

Personally, for a kitchen I would always use a decent sheet flooring, perhaps if you have the funds an Altro safety floor covering. My perosonal favourite is the very old fashioned original linoleum. If you feed it well and buff it, it will last you a good 20 years. And a good floor layer will be able to create a wonderful bordered design, which could save you money by using offcuts and a seamer.

Good luck with your project..
Old 05-30-02, 06:34 PM
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If the existing floor is a floating, laminate floor, You must remove it. The melamine surface of a laminate floor will not satisfactorily accept adhesive. A floating floor is also not structurally sound enough for tile, hardwood or another laminate.

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