Vinyl over Vinyl? What is Under there?


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Old 09-18-10, 12:38 PM
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Vinyl over Vinyl? What is Under there?

House built on a concrete slab in 1999. I want to put new linoleum or vinyl down. Can I put it over the existing vinyl? If not, is it likely just on top of the concrete and no underlayment? and being a loose floor type roll, just glued on the edges?
 
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Old 09-18-10, 01:04 PM
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You won't know until you check. Are you sure it's loose lay? Loose lay and edge glued are 2 different animals (I think). My last place was a few years older..but it was a kinda random glue down thing.

You can put vinyl on top of vinyl...but the pattern underneath can show though unless you use a filler.
 
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so when I see loose lay, I don't have to use any glue? And is linoleum that much better than vinyl? The salvage yard I went to today sells Congoleum brand for $1.09 per sq ft. I assume that would be for vinyl. Didn't know much at the time to look for linoleum.
 
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Old 09-18-10, 03:25 PM
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Linoleum will be more expensive than vinyl and is really not a DIY material. If the old vinyl is fuly adhered you can install either loose lay or glue-down vinyl over it. If it is perimeter glued, it needs to come up. The old pattern will show through if you glue down vinyl over the old vinyl.
 
 

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