Installing New Hardwood Over Old Hardwood Floors. Installing new hardwood over older wood floors can be extremely time saving in lieu of removal that can become expensive, dirty, and even dangerous depending on how the original floor was installed.. For instance, I will look at much older floors that were nailed into floor joists before the widespread use of subfloors.
Only in recent years have some hardwood adhesive manufacturers given the green light to gluing over ceramic, but there are some important considerations before starting the job. For a successful glue down application over older tile the single largest issue associated with failures are older loosened tiled floors.
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How many of us fellow renters have dreamt this very same idea: covering up an ugly rental unit carpet with wood flooring? Is it even possible? Seattle renter, Sumit Basu, covered up his low pile apartment carpet with a snap-in laminate floor, sharing tips of the process with a how-to video documenting the upgrade process…
Long-lasting: Properly maintained, hardwood flooring can last for decades, and some of the higher-end materials can last for generations. Carpet, on the other hand, usually needs to be replaced every few years. This means that hardwood may even be the more economical flooring since your initial investment pays off over time.
While most people prefer hardwood over carpet, there are many who do enjoy the benefits of carpet, especially for the bedrooms. While 90% of buyers prefer hardwood for the living room/dining room/family room areas, the jury is more split on the bedrooms, generally with 60% preferring hardwood and 40% carpet.