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Frank

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Hello everyone! I'm wanting to pull up this old flooring which is like some type of huge linoleum that seems to be in sections about 4 to 6 ft wide. The house was built in the 40s or 50s and I'm assuming this linoleum or whatever it is has some type of crazy glue on it. I've attached a few pictures and I'm wanting to know...

Is it better to just remove all the underlayment which is tar paper and three quarter inch plywood or can I lay something over the top of it like a quarter inch plywood and use that as a base for my new flooring?

My total floor thickness without the linoleum is one and a half inches. There are two 3/4-in pieces of plywood that set on top of my floor joists. I have a crawl space.

I'm not sure what flooring I want yet but maybe tile or hardwood floors.
 

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zannej

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If you can't find your answer here, Flooring Forum - DIY and Professional might have people who can help. It's a sister site to this one.

LVP and LVT (luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile) might also be an option for you. They make waterproof durable kinds now that don't require glue.
 

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Is it better to just remove all the underlayment which is tar paper and three quarter inch plywood or can I lay something over the top of it like a quarter inch plywood and use that as a base for my new flooring?
Biggest concern is usually if the floor in that room is going to end up even with the floors in all the other rooms or if you are going to end up with a perpetual toe stubbing difference in floor heights...
 

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Biggest concern is usually if the floor in that room is going to end up even with the floors in all the other rooms or if you are going to end up with a perpetual toe stubbing difference in floor heights...
Well I'm hoping there's something I can do to fix that lol. Maybe a transitional piece or something. I've never done flooring so I have no idea
 

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I've asked on the flooring forum if anyone can help because I have no idea.
 

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