Vinyl over vinyl?

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Old 10-21-02, 08:45 AM
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Smile Vinyl over vinyl?

Appreciate some assistance.

On a recently purchased home, have a kitchen floor covered with vinyl. The vinyl has several cuts into it (nothing overwhelming, but unsightly), and needs replaced. The vinyl is all one piece, there are no seams.

Is it OK to cover the vinyl with another layer of vinyl without tearing out the old one?

If so, any downside/problems to consider?
Any tips or suggestions to make the job easier?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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I've done it.... put down a new Armstrong vinyl floor over an old. I would not recommend it though. The defects and texture of the old floor will show through on the new floor.

2 options... tear up the old floor or cover the old floor with new underlayment.

Another more expensive option would be to install a new laminate floor (Pergo or similiar), or install a hardwood floor. These can be installed directly over old vinyl.
 
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2 feather finish coats of floorpatching/embosser will do the trick. Cut out any loose spots and high spots at the tears and float.
www.Ardex.com
Look for SD-F Feather Finish.

If your on a wood subfloor, the other option would be to install a manufacturers suggested hardwood underlayment.
www.sureply.com
www.tecply.com

If your on a concrete subfloor, then scraping up all the old vinyl and glue would work.
 
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Thank you for replying and for the suggestions.

Thought it could be done, but was not sure. Now I know not only that it can be done, but also how.

Thanks again.



 
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