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Question by  cubbykatz (293)

Can I install new vinyl floor over an existing vinyl floor?


Answer by  worker21 (26)

I don't think it is necessary. Unless it is damaged and doesn't have holes, it is really not necessary to change the vinyl floor. Definitely you should not put one layer over another.


Answer by  FloorGuy (29)

You can, but need to make sure that the floor is prepared properly. A filler needs to be put down first to fill in all of the texture and low spots. Make sure to sand it smooth and clean off any debris as well.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

You can provided the existing floor is undamaged and glued down firmly. Check closely for any deep scratches or holes. Especially check the borders for curling.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

You could however it is never a good idea to install a floor like that over and existing one. You really need clean, level surface to install new flooring over. Otherwise you run into problems down the road.


Answer by  icanoutfishyou (1148)

This depends on whether or not the existing vinyl is embossed; e.g. raised or bumped in any manner. If it is embossed, there is a chance that you will experience telegraphing, where the old pattern will show through on the new floor. If it is not embossed, then you will be just fine installing it over the existing floor.


Answer by  maber (1427)

yes you can instll new vinyl flooring over old vinyl flooring. As long as there are no holes, cracks, or lifting tiles, you can place the new tiles over the old tiles. Make sure that the floor is clean and completely dry before laying down the new vinyl flooring in your room.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well yes you can, but it will be harder to remove the vinyl in the end if you want a complete uninstall.


Answer by  AmandaZ (92)

Yes, but it is not recommended. The best way is to remove the existing vinyl floor and then install the new one, when you install the vinyl floor make sure the surfaces are smooth and preferably leveled.

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