Does anyone know if I can install a floating linoleum hardwood floor on top of a hardwood

 Does anyone know if I can install a floating linoleum hardwood floor on top of a hardwood

Does anyone know if I can install a floating linoleum hardwood floor on top of a hardwood parquet floor?

Aug 31st, 2008 by admin

I currently have a parquet floor and am going to be selling my condo in about a year or so. I was wondering if I could install a floating linoleum hardwood floor (the inexpensive kind) on top of the parquet. I have estimated that it wouldnt be that much more costly than sanding the parquet floor and would look much more nicer and cleaner. Any suggestions? Ive gotten mixed answers so far. Does anyone really know?

Its a floating laminate floor (not real wood well, just pieces of wood glued together, just looks good)

from your description of what you want to cover the parquet with, it would have been better described as laminated flooring instead of linoleum. Lino, usually refers to the rolls of vinyl flooring, like Armstrong, or Congoleum.

Floating floor. refers to how the new flooring is put down. A floating floor, is glued, (or in some cases, snapped) together, without nailing, or glueing it to the floor underneath. The pieces are glued together, not to the floor below. So. the whole thing floats on top of the original floorit is not nailed down, or glued down.

YES. you can do this! As long as your parquet floor is fairly level (no large humps, etc) you will have no trouble at all. If you buy the kind of laminate flooring that snaps together, you wont even need glue. If you do use the type that glues together, simply keep a damp rag handy, to wipe up any excess glue that squeezes up out of the joint.

You want to leave a small gap, around the outer walls, which you can cover with trimthis allows for the seasonal expansion of the laminated floor. (note, when nailing the trim in place, nail it to the wall, not the floor )

One of the answers above mentioned a foam backing on the new product. some laminated flooring does come with a foam backing already on it. Tho, it is more common to see the type without a backing. You DO need to get a backing, to put down, if the new product comes without it. It comes in rolls, not too wide, and easy to handle just roll it out on your old floor, and tape the seams together (duct tape works well) This foam, or in some cases, felt, backing allows the floating floor, to expand and contract seasonally, more easily. It also helps eliminate some squeeks of the new product rubbing against the old.

This is a project that can be done by yourself, if you have a miter saw, to cut the pieces to length.if you feel the slightest discomfort about doing the project yourself, talk to the store you are buying the new flooring from, most will arrange for installation.

5 Responses to Does anyone know if I can install a floating linoleum hardwood floor on top of a hardwood parquet floor?

on 29 May 2006 at 6:30 pm 3 KrisD

Im pretty sure that as long as its going over a hard flooring, like hardwood parquet, not carpet, it will be fine. Who is the manufacturer that youre considering or using? I would check with them to make sure. All of the floating linoleum Ive checked out say they just need to be on top of a hard, dry, flat surface.

on 31 May 2006 at 7:34 am 4 Woodworkingmenace

Ok, floating linoleumnew one on me

I will guestimate that this has a foam backing, right?

If so, you CAN put it down on pergo flooring, but, DONT GLUE IT! Run it down to the edge of the floor and put your quarter round over it, like you did your pergo flooring.

(The reason for not glueing, is your pergo is floating and it needs to move. It contracts and expands with the heat and cold, and if you glue your linoleum down, it cant do that and may buckle!).

Run it too the edge like you have the pergo and tuck it under the molding, and it should be fine. Also, check the door, to make sure it will be able to get it under the door with out cutting the door up.

 Does anyone know if I can install a floating linoleum hardwood floor on top of a hardwood

I wish you well

Jesse

on 31 May 2006 at 11:57 am 5 thewrangler_sw

from your description of what you want to cover the parquet with, it would have been better described as laminated flooring instead of linoleum. Lino, usually refers to the rolls of vinyl flooring, like Armstrong, or Congoleum.

Floating floor. refers to how the new flooring is put down. A floating floor, is glued, (or in some cases, snapped) together, without nailing, or glueing it to the floor underneath. The pieces are glued together, not to the floor below. So. the whole thing floats on top of the original floorit is not nailed down, or glued down.

YES. you can do this! As long as your parquet floor is fairly level (no large humps, etc) you will have no trouble at all. If you buy the kind of laminate flooring that snaps together, you wont even need glue. If you do use the type that glues together, simply keep a damp rag handy, to wipe up any excess glue that squeezes up out of the joint.

You want to leave a small gap, around the outer walls, which you can cover with trimthis allows for the seasonal expansion of the laminated floor. (note, when nailing the trim in place, nail it to the wall, not the floor )

One of the answers above mentioned a foam backing on the new product. some laminated flooring does come with a foam backing already on it. Tho, it is more common to see the type without a backing. You DO need to get a backing, to put down, if the new product comes without it. It comes in rolls, not too wide, and easy to handle just roll it out on your old floor, and tape the seams together (duct tape works well) This foam, or in some cases, felt, backing allows the floating floor, to expand and contract seasonally, more easily. It also helps eliminate some squeeks of the new product rubbing against the old.

This is a project that can be done by yourself, if you have a miter saw, to cut the pieces to length.if you feel the slightest discomfort about doing the project yourself, talk to the store you are buying the new flooring from, most will arrange for installation.


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