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Old 02-23-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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Original Vinyl Floor replace or keep ?

My husband wants to know if he should take up the old original vinyl tiles, or just lay the one piece type vinyl over that?

I told him I thought the original sqaures should go, what do you all think?
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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You are going to get as many different answers as to the many who respond! I personally would remove the old. First, it gives you the opportunity to inspect whats underneath and second, it just makes sense. Out with the old and in with the new.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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It depends

If you really want a vintage look, you can't beet the tiles. We had a 61 Bambi at Dead Horse that had the tiles and even a patio mat that matched , it looked great. If you are going to replace it, I would then remove the tiles. You do not have to limit yourself to vinyl either. Pergo type floors and cork are two very popular options as well.


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Asbestos possible...

Originally Posted by InsideOut
The 9"x9" was VAT (vinyl asbestos tile), not Linoleum. The current day replacement is the 12"x12" VCT (vinyl compositon tile - w/o asbestos).
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Thank you so much for the information, and I will get my husband to check into that Asbestos ..... I hope my floor is not origianl now... that is scarry!!
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Speaking of asbestos. I discovered a big ol' hunk of it in the outside fridge access of my '72 Safari. It was apparently used to insulate the fridge from the interior bulkhead panel. I pulled it out and didn't replace it with anything and everything seems fine.
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