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Can you install Vinyl Flooring over low carpet?

We have carpet in our kitchen, that's right CARPET! We want the carpet out and purchased some vinyl flooring to replace it. However we just found out that the carpet is GLUED down and therefore a much bigger project to remove it than we once thought. So, we were wondering if the vinyl can be installed on top of the carpet. Like I said the carpet is glued down and it is very low and smooth there is very little give to it when you walk on it.

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I would not recommend it. I know it's a daunting task to remove carpet that has been glued down, but It's the only way you can do that project correctly. My basement has a low profile carpet that has also been glued down and I've put off that project for years because I knew it was going to be a lot of work and time consuming, but will be worth it in the end. I have to go through the same thing soon, so good luck to you!
Aug 23, 2017
Vinyl Flooring Over Carpet
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017
No, vinyl will stretch in the traffic area and or crack. In a short time there will be pockets or puffed up parts. remove the carpet and install lauan plywood properly nailed. Over this you need a sealer mastic for cracks and such. The vinyl will last a life time with out cracks and such. Tough pulling up the carpet, it should be pretty good under this. There are some chemicals to help with the glue. After the floor could be covered with the fake wood tiles. It uses a floating foam cover to help with any problems below. Cost less than vinyl and prep.
Aug 23, 2017

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