Re: vinyl floor over carpet? - Posted by Rolfe Mpls-StP
Posted by Rolfe Mpls-StP on March 09, 2000 at 01:41:32:
If I understand you correctly, you hope to protect existing carpeting by placing vinyl flooring on top of the existing carpeting.
If that is so, than that is at best a temporary fix. In that installation, the vinyl will be an unaffixed shield over the carpet, like a throw rug, and the vinyl will move hither and yon. Even if the vinyl is nailed in place, it will still move about and will likely detach over time.
A fairly easy fix is to remove the carpet altogether, then properly install the vinyl flooring using the glue recommended by the manufacture. If you’d like, you could then return carpet, setting it upon the vinyl.
Your floor will be much tougher. If the rug goes to the dogs, you’ll still have the vinyl there to protect.
Forever at your humble service, Rolfe