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Can I Install Luxury Vinyl Tiles over Old Hardwood Flooring?

by Lisa C. Marketing Writer

Yes, you can. That is, I think, the most attractive part of luxury vinyl tiles. LVT is an affordable, easy-to-use, durable, and gorgeous material used for flooring in residential and commercial indoors. It adds luxury looks, elegance, warmth, and character to your interior design.

Another cool thing about luxury vinyl tile is that, you can install it on your existing floor – no matter if it is a concrete floor, tile floor, or hardwood floor. You can use your existing hardwood flooring as the subfloor or base for installing your new luxury vinyl tile flooring.

Apparently, a perfectly level and strong subfloor is a pre-requisite for stable flooring. Your existing hardwood flooring serves as a great subfloor for your vinyl tile floor project.

This article provides a stepwise guide to install luxury vinyl tiles on your old hardwood flooring. Check out the following pointers –

  • Make sure that your existing wood flooring is in good condition. It should be perfectly flat and level. There should be no cracks, holes, or uneven areas on the floor, as they might affect the quality of installation.
  • Fill the cracks and holes and level the unlevelled areas before LVT installation.
  • Work with professional tools. Here is a small list of essential tools you will need to carry out this project – sandpaper, tile cutter, pencil, measuring tape, trowel, sponges, cotton cloth pieces, and bucket. If you have them, great. If not, rent or buy them.
  • And just for your information, you will need LVTs or LVPs, tile adhesive, plywood board, and underlayment sheets.
  • Sand the hardwood surface to smoothen its surface.
  • Clean the hardwood subfloor. Ensure there is no dust or loose debris.
  • Find the center of the floor. This is where you will place your first and move outward placing tiles.
  • Once you have laid the tiles, rub a roller throughout the floor.

There you have it. This is how you install luxury vinyl tiles over your existing hardwood flooring.

One thing you will need to keep in mind here is, if you instal luxury vinyl floor over or without removing your old hardwood flooring, it might increase the height of your floor. This might require adjusting the height of your doors.

Looking to buy luxury vinyl tiles? Visit MosaicsAndTile.com, one of the leading tile suppliers in US.


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About Lisa C. Advanced   Marketing Writer

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