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  • Build up floor or remove tile?

    Posted by Steve on August 18, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Hi @joeletendre and all, I’m planning to install laminate across the entire first floor of our home. Currently there is old laminate, carpet and tile. I would really like to lay the laminate over the tile to avoid having to demo the tile, but then I will be much higher in those areas (hallway, kitchen) than others e.g. that have carpet directly on the subfloor. Is it possible to get a good result by raising the subfloor up to the level of the tile, and if so what would you recommend (e.g. plywood), or might I be better off biting the bullet and demo’ing the tile floor? Thanks!

    Steve replied 2 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Steve

    August 18, 2021 at 8:03 am

    I wanted to add that the subfloor is concrete. The tile runs through about 700 sq ft of the total 2000 sq ft floor plan. I probably would have about 7 doors that would need to be cut :/

  • Joe

    August 18, 2021 at 9:54 am
    • Steve

      August 19, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much Joe, that was incredibly helpful. I’ll look into this and let you know how it goes. God bless you and good luck with your surgery!


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