Can I put laminate linoleum: the factors influencing the decision

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
30 May 2016

detailed step by step instructions, supplied with each manufacturer to charge it issues laminate contains information on valid options grounds.The manufacturers are convinced that laying laminate on the linoleum, as well as on the parquet floor, can be made subject to the rules prescribed in the general recommendations.However, the arrangement of the premises with the help of this material, mounted on top of linoleum, there are some subtle nuances.Of them, it is desirable to know those who are not seeking re-remodel job in a couple of years.


Illiterate laid laminate flooring after a short period of time will start to squeak, "billow" a kind of house,make unpleasant vibrations underfoot.Then shatter and break locking system, there will be cracks, which will penetrate through the moisture, dust, sand, brought in sh

oe soles from the street.These are natural consequences of violations of technology and the manufacturer's recommendations, including improper training base is often the deciding factor.

Can be laid laminate linoleum
laying laminate over the linoleum is subject to the construction requirements and the manufacturer's recommendations

Why lay on the linoleum laminate flooring?↑

At first glance, this method should be a surprise.Indeed, in the overwhelming number of cases the old floor is completely dismantled.However, the existing floor covering, provided compliance with building standards and regulations specified by the manufacturer may be used as an excellent substrate damping characteristic of laminate floors sound resonance.Owners of premises do not have to buy cork or foam, to spend time on installation and leveling layer of depreciation, which is particularly necessary in high-rise buildings with restless neighbors.

Thanks insulating qualities of linoleum will be significantly reduced heat loss.It is important for owners of low-rise buildings and autonomous owners of apartments, located in the first floor directly above the first floors of the basement and cellars.Then, the linoleum as an additional layer of a multilayered floor structure allows the economic effect, both during installation and during subsequent operation.

Installing laminate linoleum advantageous and convenient
economical and convenient to lay laminate coating on the linoleum

If the linoleum is the basis ↑

avoid premature wear laminate flooring, roofed over linoleum, consider the following series of requirements:

  • surface of the floor with roofed linoleum should not havedepressions, bends and bulges with differences level plane of more than 2 mm, falling to a finished area of ​​2m;
  • subbase of linoleum, performing the function of the substrate must be dry, absolutely clean;
  • linoleum must be firmly and securely attached to the floor.

recommended between the laminate and linoleum put an additional insulating layer.It will improve the quality of heat engineering floor and reduce the penetration of the sound vibrations.Preferably, the thickness of the selected device interlayer insulating material exceeds 2 mm.The insulating layer has a transverse direction of the floor boards.

The insulating layer has a transverse strips of laminate
recommended to lay the insulation layer perpendicular to the direction of the laminate planks

depending on age bases ↑

At the question "is it possible to put laminate linoleum", there are several correct answers.They depend on the quality and the "age" of an existing floor covering.Of course, the old worn linoleum is not fit for the device sex.Especially if the floor plane is not happy flawlessly.It must be completely dismantled, the concrete surface subjected to grinding, it is advisable to make a new polymer or concrete screed.

To the old, but still strong and smooth floor with linoleum should also be taken with a grain of salt.If the material is used for everything, was released fifteen years ago, he ended elementary operational life.Older versions of the floor equipped with a fabric basis, it is for the years of active use of natural wear and tear.From an environmental safety have issued in the last century, products were also a problem.There is one more nasty pitfall: under the linoleum might breed a colony of bacteria destroying gates, appear mold, fungus, adversely affects the sanitation and health.

new linoleum and laminate flooring ↑

Someone may want to pack a brand new linoleum laminate flooring?

  • The owners of apartments in the building, if the developer sold a house with a fine finish.
  • have new owners repaired before the sale of the secondary housing fund.
  • This situation can occur if the previously selected linoleum is not in harmony with the overall interior design.
To lay the laminate on top of the linoleum is not necessary to buy expensive stuff
lay on the leveled linoleum surface can be an inexpensive laminate

lot invested in the new linoleum floor will help to reduce the amount needed for the purchase of material.Thanks to this, you can buy a leveling layer laminate with thinner strips.It will be significantly less expensive flooring, the thickness of the elements that range from 9 to 11 mm.On perfectly leveled surface can be laid laminate flooring planks with no thicker than 8 mm.

Video: standard process of laying ↑

If, however, decided to dismantle the worn old linoleum, the process of installing strips of laminate flooring is performed on common standards:

laminate flooring can be laid on a linoleum if it forms stipulated in the building regulationssolid, solid, perfectly flat foundation.Old linoleum is not suitable for further use as the alignment layer and the substrate.