OK to lay new linoleum over 5 year old linoleum?
I just got a quote for new linoleum since that which as laid down 5 years ago split at the seams twice!! The original installer is out of business - of course. The estimate I just got was from a man recommended by a friend.
He said he would lay the new over the old. When the "old" was laid down 5 years ago the contractor who I do trust, made sure the floor was ready for new linoleum so I feel at that level it is sound. Since the only problem with the linoleum now is the split seams I guess that wouldn't pose a problem laying new over it?
With the extra material I was going to have him do my very small bathroom but I think now that's a bad idea. I read that 50 year old bathroom floors can have asbestos, probably has some water damage etc., so certainly couldn't or shouldn't lay new linoleum over 50 year old linoleum.....right......I know, needs no answer here.