laying wood over vinyl

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  1. Nov 1, 2010 #1

    brubakes

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    One of the projects my wife and I want to start on is real 3/4" oak flooring for our kitchen, dining, front hall, and front 1/2 bath. The dining room is carpet, but the rest is builders grade vinyl flooring. Can I lay the wood down over top of the vinyl or does the vinyl have to be removed first? It's plywood under the vinyl. Could the vinyl act as a moisture barrier?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 #2

    DrHicks

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    You probably could lay the wood atop the vinyl, but I wouldn't.

    Real hardwood flooring is too expensive, and too difficult to install, to take chances.
     

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