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Old 04-01-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Any issue with putting new floor over existing linoleum?

I assume we will go with cork but still need to research more. Either way, can we keep the linoleum down since it is glued there?

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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As long as the existing linoleum and substrate are solid and secure you should be good to go. Having said that I would make darn sure that there are no soft spots before proceeding- I really hate to do jobs twice!
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Thanks Tim. Will do.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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You have some pictures ready to show us all of your hard work?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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If the floor that is already there is in good condition why not think of it as extra insulation. Great Pictures too!
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Every time you add more flooring, you can have problems with it being too high and interfering with cabinet doors and other items. Full cork tiles are pretty thick too. Cork laminates have a thin layer of cork on top of something else. Laminates can be pretty thick. Check the thickness and then crawl around on the floor seeing what gets in the way. The threshold at the exterior door may have to be cut also.

This requires planning, but it can be done. Pulling up a glued floor is no fun and probably more work than you want. But make sure the glue is good. You may have to score the floor, try to pull it up and see if the glue holds every where.

If you are gluing the cork, make sure it will stick to the original floor and can withstand temperature extremes. It should be an exterior glue. Check the manufacturer of the cork flooring for advice for installing in a trailer. Observe all recommendations for expansion and contraction. A floating floor will move, but so will a glued one. trim around the edges will hide the expansion spaces.

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Wow - I am really impressed, looks very nice, can't wait to hear how well it wears!!

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