Install New Vinyl flooring

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Old 06-06-04, 09:23 AM
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Install New Vinyl flooring

Need some opinions. I replaced the tub in my rental bathroom and the vinyl lacks about 2 inches of reaching the tub. So I'm replacing the vinyl. The old floor is only about 5 years old. The bath is very small about 5 foot by 6 foot. I replaced the floor with 3/4 inch plywood with the old vinyl. Is there an easy way to remove the old glue or would it be better to put an overlay over the whole floor?
 
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If it isn't a cushioned vinyl, you could emboss the textured pattern on the exsisting vinyl, along with floating out the 2" gap at the same time, with Ardex SD-F floor patch.
www.Ardex.com

It may take 2 skim coats, using a flat trowel. After the first coat dries(about an hour), take a 6" putty knife and hit the high trowel ridges, lumps or bumps, if there are any. Skim coat again and repeat the top scraping after it too, has dried. You want the surface smooth as a babies bottom, or any imperfection, will telegraph, and be seen on the surface once the glue sucks the vinyl down.

Making a vinyl sandwich with underlayment can cause the underlayment joints to telegraph, even if they are patched with the same Ardex SD-F.
 
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It is cushioned, so I'm guessing it shoul come off.
 
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Sorry to say it, but YEP.


It has to be removed before you can even install another " underlayment. Installing underlayment over it, will cause the underlayment seams to telegraph, and be seen on the surface of the vinyl, unless you do a perimeter bond installation.
 
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Originally Posted by Carpets Done Wright
Sorry to say it, but YEP.


It has to be removed before you can even install another " underlayment. Installing underlayment over it, will cause the underlayment seams to telegraph, and be seen on the surface of the vinyl, unless you do a perimeter bond installation.





But then again... Isn't this a rental???
 
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