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Is it better to replace or cover up old vinyl tiles?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 20, 2013 01:00 AM
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I have vinyl tiles in my basement glued to concrete. I want to replace them with real linoleum which is a much greener material from what I understand. I do not have any official estimates, but speaking with some linoleum installers they say it is much cheaper to just cover the old vinyl tile than to rip it all up and start over. Will covering the old vinyl tiles reduce the problem of toxins, or will this still be an issue? The floor is also cold in the winter so I was hoping the extra layer would warm things up.




 

 

I have vinyl tiles in my basement glued to concrete. I want to replace them with real linoleum which is a much greener material from what I understand. I do not have any official estimates, but speaking with some linoleum installers they say it is much cheaper to just cover the old vinyl tile than to rip it all up and start over. Will covering the old vinyl tiles reduce the problem of toxins, or will this still be an issue? The floor is also cold in the winter so I was hoping the extra layer would warm things up.

Hello Martha,

I am not sure how old the vinyl tiles in your basement are but I would definitely lean toward leaving them, unless they are new and off gassing and/...


 

 

 
 
 

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