Install Concrete Overlays over Vinyl or Linoleum Floors
Is it possible to install a decorative cement-based overlay right over vinyl floors? Yes, says Harris. You must make sure the vinyl is well adhered to the concrete before installing the overlay. He explains that it's a good idea to ask the material manufacturer if it can be applied over vinyl. If the vinyl is not removed Harris will use expanded metal lathe and staple it to the floor for structural support. The cement-based overlay is poured over the lathe.
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