Oct 28th, 2008 by admin
I will be installing a floating engineered wood floor in my entire downstairs, about 1000 square feet. The surface is half concrete and half linoleum. Can I lay the engineered flloor over both or does the linoleum have to be removed? Couldn't I just use different thicknesses of underlayment to level it out? Also, where is the best place to start since there are doorways, hallways, etc.
Also, I didn't want transition pieces. I wanted it to flow through all rooms. Thanks in advance.
A lot of floating floors require it to be nice and level to keep the planks from unlocking. I would be worried that the padding would compress under heavy loads. The right way to do it would be to pour a floor leveler on the lower section. It will self level itself. About $25 a bag, but could save you in the long run. I would start in the hallway or the biggest room. Always run the planks the longest measurement of the room. If all the rooms connect to the hallway, it might be the best place to start.