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Old 04-03-2014, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hi from the Great (Still) White North.

I live in Manitoba Canada and in doing a little spring inspection of my 2007 Georgie Boy Pursuit this past week I noticed that the little tiny crack in my linoleum floor near my shower now looks like Snake River Pass.

The crack goes from the exit of the shower to the where the carpet starts in the Bedroom. I have seen a lot of great posts here regarding replacing the flooring with vinyl flooring and it does not look too complicated. My question is, should I remove all the old flooring before putting the new stuff down or just place it right over the old flooring. I would love to hear any suggestions/experiences you may have.

Thanks in Advance,
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

When I did this project on my coach, I did both. There was carpet in the living area which I removed and then added a 1/4" ply underlayment before putting down the Allure vinyl flooring... but in the areas where there was already vinyl, I just laid it over the existing flooring.

I think the key is whether or not a slide out has to travel over it. If not, I'd just go right over the top of the old flooring.

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I think the key is whether or not a slide out has to travel over it. If not, I'd just go right over the top of the old flooring.

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the reply. No the slides are only around the carpeted areas of the coach. This should make it much easier to install.

Thanks Again.
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You mention that your flooring problem started near the shower.. In that case, I personally would want to be 110% certain that there is no potential water damage under the existing flooring before I laid new flooring on top of it. Better to remove the vinyl, discover water damage (or mold), fix (or remove) it, and then be confident that you haven't hidden a future problem.
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You mention that your flooring problem started near the shower.. In that case, I personally would want to be 110% certain that there is no potential water damage under the existing flooring before I laid new flooring on top of it. Better to remove the vinyl, discover water damage (or mold), fix (or remove) it, and then be confident that you haven't hidden a future problem.
A very wise reply by Statgeek.
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Also remember that if the original flooring has any kind of pattern it will migrate up and thru you new flooring in no time.......................But I think Statgeek has a good idea on checking out why it cracked in the first place..............KJD
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A very wise reply by Statgeek.
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vinyl -especially with the felt back, when cold will shrink. removal and floor inspection is best.
buy some pvc backed vinyl. this is stable and easy to cut
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You mention that your flooring problem started near the shower.. In that case, I personally would want to be 110% certain that there is no potential water damage under the existing flooring before I laid new flooring on top of it. Better to remove the vinyl, discover water damage (or mold), fix (or remove) it, and then be confident that you haven't hidden a future problem.
Hi Guys,

Yes I agree 110% with Statgeek's suggestion. It's bad enough that you have to do the flooring once let alone a second time because of issues you could have corrected the first time. Maybe a little more work but worth it in the end. I will tear up all old linoleum and check for any water damage or issues before install the new floor.

Thanks very much for all of the very helpful suggestions and ideas.

Now can any of you make the 12 feet of snow in my yard disappear so I can get to work?...
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