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tl5garth

03:55AM | 04/26/04
Member Since: 03/18/04
11 lifetime posts
I was just wondering what the normal route for flooring installation consists of? We're updating our kitchen and it has linoleum flooring, which has the grey paper backing so I'm assuming it has Chrysotile asbestos in it judging by the age of the house.

We've been told that the best route is just to do the new sheet flooring right over top, but there's a lot of curves in the kitchen so I don't want to do it myself (i'd like it to look nice after all). Do professional installers always have to remove the old flooring or are there installers out there who will just floor right over the old floor? In addition will they require me to get the old linoleum tested before they come in to work?

I've been informed that removal of these types of floors can cause more asbestos problems than just leaving them alone. Anybody have any suggestions?

Floorcraft

12:53PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
install over top of it.

install new 1/4 plywood, then new lino.

Install lam floor or engineered wood on top of it.


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