Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Install a Hardwood Floor Over an Existing Vinyl Floor?

This is a tricky one. The answer depends on the type of vinyl floor you're dealing with and how it is secured to the subfloor. A thick, cushioned vinyl flooring material can't handle having a hardwood floor installed over it. If the vinyl floor is thin and secured tightly to the subfloor, you may be able to float hardwood flooring over it. In some cases you may even be able to nail/staple the wood floor down, as long as the wood subfloor is solid.

Of course, you should always consult a hardwood flooring professional before attempting any sort of installation. Make sure to check the manufacturer's installation procedures for going over an existing vinyl floor to see if there are any special considerations. You should also check if this type of installation is covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Questions about installing hardwood flooring over a vinyl floor? Call the professionals at Fantastic Floor today at 888-448-9663.

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Make sure to call a hardwood flooring professional before attempting any installation project.

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