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roaryro
Sheet vinyl floor over old

I just prefer sheet vinyl. I want to put new over old sheet vinyl, but it's not a flat surface (embossed). One estimate wants to put down wood between the vinyls, but i hesitate with added depth to room (ripping out old, out of my price range). Another estimate suggested a skim coat leveler over old vinyl and new on top.  Thoughts, pros and cons??  Tx.

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Sheet vinyl floor over old

You can always pull it up yourself. What they are charging you is a waste of money. It takes about 30 minutes to pull up vinyl covering. What you have to work on is the adhesive that was used to hold the vinyl down.

It is always best to remove all the old floor covering, down the sub floor, especially in wet or damp areas. You want to check for any problem areas that may need work or replacement.

If you decide to go with wood covering, use at least 3/4" plywood, tongue and groove would be the best. That way the heavy objects will not leave an imprint and you can easily slide them out for cleaning.

The self leveling compound will not take the weight like plywood, and will crumble eventually, and you will be pull it all up again, to do the job over the right way.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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