We're planning on putting down some of Costco's Harmonics laminate over an existing vinyl floor. I've gone over the floor with a 3' level and there are a number of "ridges" in various places where the floor is definitely un-level more than allowed. How do I deal with this? If I cut out sections of the vinyl in these areas, would that do the trick?
OK, well, here's the situation-- I did cut out a piece of the vinyl and it looks like it will be enough to flatten out the high spot (though I think I will also put a few screws in). But do I now need to smooth over the edges and the old adhesive with floor compound or something so it's a smooth area? Or will the underlayment take care of that?
Underlayment should be able to soak up the thickness of the old vinyl. Since we don't know what underlayment you are using, you can do a quick experiment. Just unroll your underlayment over the affected area and lay some floor down. If flex is not excessive, pick it up and start laying out the floor. If you notice a gap, go to plan B to feather out the depth. You can practice laying floor (I assume it snaps together and comes apart) anywhere you have similar doubts.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- See the Most Highly Anticipated Colors for 2015
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 10 Unexpected Spots for Accent Colors
- 10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- 9 Closet Storage Tips from a Pro Organizer
- 7 Seriously Surprising Spots for a Fireplace
- Laundry Room Ideas to Knock Your Socks Off
- 12 Tiny Gardens to Grow on a Tabletop
- Supersize Your Small Bathroom with 8 Tips
- Kitchen Envy: 10 Rooms We Love