Can I install a floating laminate floor (possibly Armstrong) over existing linoleum on a slab in a bathroom?

If so, how can I do this? Is there any prep work involved with my existing floor? I will not remove my existing floor because it most likely contains ...


If so, how can I do this? Is there any prep work involved with my existing floor? I will not remove my existing floor because it most likely contains asbestos, so that is not an option.

I appreciate anyone's advice!!!

You most certainly can put it over the vinyl flooring. I m sure it isn t lino because lino is made from natural products. Any way, The vinyl down now must down tight and the flooring flat . Must be level to a certain degree but being flat is more important..
As far as prep is concerned, the stool must be pulled and and 1/4 round or shoe molding taken off.. Or take off the base molding and replace if vinyl is under that, or add a shoe molding after wards..Any questions you can e mail me, I ve done a few 100,000s/f of laminates.. GL

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4 Responses to “Can I install a floating laminate floor (possibly Armstrong) over existing linoleum on a slab in a bathroom?”

  1. blakereik says:

    You will want to ensure the floor is level, if it is pretty close a underlayment (pad) will work. You should not have to pull the linoleum, unless there is going to be a heighth issue. If there is, yanking the linoleum isn't really that tough, but you will need a solvent to remove the old adhesive from the slab.
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  2. rob s says:

    You most certainly can put it over the vinyl flooring. I m sure it isn t lino because lino is made from natural products. Any way, The vinyl down now must down tight and the flooring flat . Must be level to a certain degree but being flat is more important..
    As far as prep is concerned, the stool must be pulled and and 1/4 round or shoe molding taken off.. Or take off the base molding and replace if vinyl is under that, or add a shoe molding after wards..Any questions you can e mail me, I ve done a few 100,000s/f of laminates.. GL
    References :
    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

  3. whoo says:

    It can go over any solid floor….but laminate is not always the best in a bathroom because water can get in there and warp it! If you want something inexpensive to cover the floor, then maybe solid vinyl sheet flooring that is more impervious to water. Another option if the linoleum is solid and not loose is to then cover it with cement board and use ceramic tiles. The floor underneath must be really solid for that to work.
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