Laying vinyl planks over laminate

1 Jan 2006
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Hi all

I layed a floating laminate floor in my kitchen about 5 years ago. It wasn't true laminate, it had a small layer of real wood on the top - the stuff from Ikea.

With general wear and tear and a few puppy accidents the time has come to put something newer down.

I've found some nice vinyl flooring tiles in Wickes and wondered if I can lay them straight on top of the old laminate.

I know this sounds like a bodge job, but the sub floor is 'new house' chipboard and the laminate is flat and firm - no bouncing, warping or lifting. The vinyl flooring from Wickes doesn't require any glue, it hasn't got any adhesive sheets on it - it's just a click together system.

With the price of ply putting me off using tiles, I'd hoped I wouldn't have to use ply under the vinyl either.

What's the score people? Will it work if I lay the non-adhesive vinyl planks on top of the old laminate?

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Click-together LVT flooring is relatively new to the market.

It is a product I always longed for when I was in business.........

It is (I understand) a floating floor product just as is your current flooring.

So.......... Yes providing your existing floor is flat and smooth go for it!

remember any gaps, lumps or bumps will show through eventually so please take the time to check it carefully.

some photos once finished would be of interest to this old chap (please)

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