You can simply lay laminate floor planks over your existing hardwood, vinyl, and even tiled flooring. To properly lay laminate floorboards over your tiled flooring, follow the procedure outlined below: Start off by inspecting the old tiles to ensure they’re still in good structural shape. If your tiles are cracked, chipped, or loose; you’ll be better off chipping the old tiling away and installing the laminate floor planks on a bare subfloor.
Putting vinyl flooring over tile is an easy way to refurbish old, dull ceramic tiles. Not only does it require little manual work; the tiles underneath provide extra insulation. You can install vinyl planks, tiles, or sheets on a ceramic subfloor.
You may be asking “Can you install vinyl over an existing floor?”
There are several steps involved in putting down sheet vinyl over an existing floor. Strip and clean the existing floor. The adhesive used to lay the vinyl down needs a clean, smooth surface to stick to. Use a chemical floor finish stripper to get the urethane top coat off.
One of the next things we wondered was, can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?
You don’t want to install laminate over it. Sheet-vinyl: Yes, provided the surface is flat and level (per our subfloor specifications) and the condition of the floor is good. You must use padding when installing laminate flooring over sheet vinyl. When you’re ready to buy laminate wood flooring, visit our SWISS KRONO flooring line.
Vinyl and wood FINISHES do NOT work together. In fact the chemical transfer (and this is the LEAST of your worries!!! ahem!) from the wood finish to the vinyl is almost 100% guaranteed. That chemical transfer = heavy staining of the vinyl.
Can you install hardwood flooring on top of tile?
Yes, you can install hardwood on top of tile (or natural stone) provided that the tile is intact/good condition (i. e. not coming up/breaking apart), the tile is relatively flat and the hardwood is.
Is vinyl flooring cheaper than ceramic tiles?
The prices of luxury vinyl tile flooring vs. ceramic tile are comparable at some levels and quite unequal at others. Depending on the size, color and quality of the tiles, ceramic falls within and far above the price of LVT.