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cbb

03:46PM | 02/17/03
Member Since: 02/16/03
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Bvflooring
We just bought our first 2-bedroom condo in Boston. We like to replace the carpet in the bedrooms with engineering floor. The living room is covered with parquet floor which we don't like very much. Should we remove the parquet or lay the new floor on top of it? How hard is it to remove the old flooring? Would there be a big step-off from living room to bedroom (all the rooms are connected)if we lay new floor on top of the parquet? We are planning on doing it ourselves with glueless Harris Tarkett engineering floor (from Home Depot). Anyone has any experience with these type of floor? What's the best way to do it with limited budget and expererience? Please Help! Appreciate any input! Thanks!

carpetman

05:11PM | 02/17/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
first go to home depot have them open a box of the wood and get the install instructions out (or they could call the mgf.) find out if you can install over the existing floor (the instructions will say yes or no) once you know that then you can procede with the next step.

Hardwood Guy

11:28PM | 02/17/03
Member Since: 11/30/02
36 lifetime posts
CBB:

That's the beauty of floating floors. They can be installed over most any existing floor covering providing the old is secure to the subfloor. Carpet excluded.

Floating Engineered Hardwood Floors

carpetman

11:49AM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i talked to the tarkett rep today if your existing parquet floor is well down,you can install over it. look at the reducer's available (for use at the bed room doors) thats how you handle the hight diff. good luck
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