I have a small hallway/entryway with cheap linoleum. (Approximately 8 ft by 3 ft.) Part of it is torn, exposing the concrete floor underneath.
I have enough laminate (simulated wood) flooring left over from finishing another room and would like to replace the linoleum. A friend says I can go right over the top of the linoleum and that the difference in height from the concrete to the linoleum wouldn't matter. Further, the linoleum is supposed to be very difficult to remove. (I haven't tried yet.)
Because it's torn, exposing concrete, I am thinking it shouldn't be that hard to remove. Am I wasting my time trying to remove it, or should I follow my friend's advice and install the laminate flooring over the top of it?
(This question is related: Should I remove old linoleum when replacing a linoleum floor?)