mowhawk over low pile carpet
Situation: Beauty Shop (rented) I believe floor is concrete and originally was covered in ugly linoleum or sheet vinyl. 10 years ago we installed new flooring over the old: in the reception area Ã¯Â¿Â½ 100 sq ft or, inexpensive low pile carpet was glued over the linoleum. The work area Ã¯Â¿Â½ 225 sq ft had new linoleum/sheet vinyl glued down over top old.
Well, the wife wanted to replace the flooringÃ¯Â¿Â½both looked faded/dirty etc and she wants a change. She had someone in who waxed (?) the work area and decided she wants to keep that but she is still sick of the 100 sq ft of carpet.
SheÃ¯Â¿Â½d like some sort of laminate in the reception area. We have seen cheaper discounted stuff with a 10 year warranty. 100 sq ft should be simple enough for us to install ourselves and can be had pretty cheapÃ¯Â¿Â½as little as $1 a sq ft for some Mohawk closeout stuff...8mm layer...
1) Do we rip up the layer of carpet and linouleum? Its down tight. I think that would be a real pain and may need professionals.
2) Can we just install this 100 sq ft of laminate right over the carpet as a floating floor? When it wears out, just remove and replace?
3) If we need to remove the carpet and linoleum, would that eliminate the laminate as an option since I am back to concreteÃ¯Â¿Â½and I wonder how smooth the floor would beÃ¯Â¿Â½glue spots etc.
4) Note the salon is not heavily used, just 3 to 4 days a weekÃ¯Â¿Â½which is likely why the flooring there now has lasted so long.