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    Can you install luxury vinyl on a hard surface floor?

    Flooring Specialists

    Is it okay to fit luxury vinyl atop a hard surface floor? If so, are there any notes of caution I should take into consideration? Also, could I do this DIY or should I really hire a professional?

    Asked by Cheryl on 22nd Oct 2021
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    Scott's Floor Fitter'

    "As long as the floor your laying onto is of good standard and level. You could lay it yourself but I would hire a pro to do it."

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    AJM Flooring

    "Yes, you can but…There are many different subfloor preparation steps you must abide by before you fit,
    A wooden floor - you must use SP101 6mm plywood
    A concrete floor - you must moisture test first, depending on the results you may need a liquid dpm before a coat of minimum of 3mm latex, and again it depends on what the concrete is made of, normal sand and cement or gypsum,
    In other words, I would 100% get a flooring professional, not a builder, not a carpenter but a dedicated floor layer with the correct certificates needed to guarantee your new LVT,
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 11th Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2017 - report
    m barnard

    "Yes can go over hard floor use an underlay if not built into the flooring"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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