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paulkane1

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I'm about to lay new wooden floors in my two bedrooms,I already have wooden floors down,but,the wife wants a different veneered floor .The existing floors ,I put down many,many years ago,they were the glued version,not the click in version,they are a very solid layer floor,Is it possible ,could I lay directly on top of these floors,without having to lift up the old floors?with the usual underlay etc!

Yours Kindly Paul
 

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Provided the existing floor is sound and reasonably level with no humps and hollows you can. I did my whole house a couple of years ago and my knees took weeks to recover. Go for the thicker product(12mm) as it just feels more solid to walk on. Old stuff I ripped up was only about 7mm and had a springy feel.
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Though do bear in mind, doors will need planing, (bottom, not top! DAMHIK :oops: )
And put at least a thin underlay between layers, otherwise it'll be a very loud clacking sound if any undulations.
 

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