Laying new hardwood flooring over very old linoleum tile flooring
I am planning to put down Bruce hardwood Natural Choice Strip flooring over my very old linoleum(?) tile flooring. I spoke with someone on the technical support line at Bruce and was told that we could glue or staple the floor directly over the old flooring. We can't take the old flooring up. It is glued directly to the subfloor with a glue that we suspect contains asbestos given its age...and with the few pieces that have been removed, splinters and wood pieces from the subfloor always come up with the glue. Anyway, the other problem is that the floor is not level. There are dips between the underlying joists so we were thinking of using a featheredge product to level out the floor...so the question is has anyone worked with this flooring product before and knows if gluing or stapling works better and if the featheredge product works well as to level the floor and is good for adhesion both to the existing floor and to the new product or is there another product that we should be using??
Last edited by lmcannard; 05-14-2008 at 01:12 PM.
Reason: better clarification