Should I install a floating laminate floor over linoleum?

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Q: Should floating laminate flooring be placed over kitchen linoleum flooring, or should the linoleum be removed? Any issues with placing a laminate floor over linoleum?

A: We should always go by product manufacturers specifications and use the padding they recommend/provide. I don’t know of any reason floating laminate cannot be installed over linoleum, provided the floor is flat. In particular, without any humps in the floor.

Similar Q: I have a concrete floor with lino on top. Can I lay laminate flooring with the underlay on top, or do I need to remove the lino?

A: As long as the floor is flat you will be fine. It’s always a good idea to check the product manufacturers recommendations in ever case.

Related Q: What is the max for underlay under the laminate flooring?

A: It is always best to consult the data sheet for each product but generally they allow for 1/8 variance over 8 or 10 feet.

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