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Can you lay either engineered wood flooring or soild wood flooring over parquet flooring
I have a rather old and paint spattered parquet flooring we would like to lay either engineered oak flooring or solid wood flooring on top. The guy in the flooring shop said that the old floor would have to be removed and the sub floor latexed. His reasoning was that damp can occur between the two surfaces and the warranty would be compromised is he right also would a vapour barrier be required and would this deaden the sound
The person in the shop is correct the parquet floor has to be removed. Once removed you will need to cover the old adhesive with a levelling compound. This will be your base layer to glue your new floor down to or float your new floor on an underlay. If you cover the parquet floor with a Dpm or vapour barrier it will sweat expand out of control and lift off the slab.
Answered 6th Mar 2015
The main problem you've got is that the parquet floor and your new solid or engineered floor will both be expanding and retracting at the same time. You need a solid base for your new floor to fit from. And in any solid flooring should be fitted direct to the sub floor either by glueing or secret nailing.
Answered 7th Oct 2014
Yes, can be laid as a floating floor, over your existing floor (timber, concrete, tiles) and is designed to be used with an underlay. But, the guy from shop have right as well . My advice it's to remove the existing parquet and lay latex on the sub-floor.
Answered 3rd May 2016
You need to fit the flooring to the sub floor either by secret nailing or glue method always leave expansion.
Answered 17th Apr 2016