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How can I remove rust stains from outdoor vinyl flooring?

I have an outdoor patio on the second floor which receives runoff from the shingles. It has been stained horribly over the past 3 years with this rust colored buildup all over it. I tried using a ...
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How can I fill very thin gaps between linoleum squares?

I have a 20-year-old linoleum floor (squares glued down with mastic). It looks nice except in one area around the sink where the tiles might have shrunk. There are thin gaps in this area, and they ...
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Should I level this old linoleum tile floor out before carpets?

We are putting carpets in this room which when we took up the old carpets revealed this old linoleum tile floor. When taking up the tack strips and such some of the tiles cracked and left just the ...
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Replacing linoleum with vinyl

I ripped up the linoleum in the kitchen to replace with water proof vinyl sheets. Not all of the linoleum backing came up (see picture). I doubt my ability to remove all of it without damaging the ...
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How can I prep for vinyl plank flooring over uneven concrete & linoleum floor?

I'm hoping to install vinyl plank flooring. The floor is partially bare concrete and old linoleum - it's also not level at all. Can I pour a primer and self-leveling compound over a floor that's ...
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Asbestos question - Old plywood on top of 1963 linoleum - Remove or attempt to prep for tile?

I'm replacing my vinyl flooring with tile, and when I removed it, I found that the previous owner had installed plywood over the original linoleum flooring. At first I was planning on just cleaning up ...
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How can I change the color of the grout lines in my vinyl flooring?

Between the rectangles of my new lino there are white grooves which I'd like to change into gray color. What's the simplest way to achieve this? Is there a kind of marker I can purchase online for ...
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Can I use a leveling compound over this glue?

I have a large basement in a split level 1960s home with old 12 x 12 linoleum (likely asbestos) tiles on concrete slab. The total area is around 450 SF. I would like to put in a slate tile floor, ...
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How do I remove old linoleum flooring adhesive?

I had 4 layers of old linoleum on my porch. I was able to remove it easily and get back to the plywood, but the first layer of adhesive remains. It is fairly smooth but there are places where the ...
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Are expansion gaps needed when gluing down linoleum?

I am going to fully glue down a sheet linoleum in my bathroom. I would like to know if I have to leave expansion gaps when totally gluing down the linoleum.
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Linoleum underlayment removal

We have three rooms that have linoleum, which we'd like to tile. They all transition flush to 3/4" thick hardwood flooring at the same height, so I have to assume there is some kind of additional ...
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Temporarily attach wood or vinyl flooring to a stage

I'm currently working on designing a theatre set. Our director would like a portion of the stage to be white. We have a limited run & as such don't have the time to paint the parts of the stage ...
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How can I tell if my vinyl floor is inlaid or contains asbestos?

I'm removing the flooring sheets from an apartment, and I'd like to figure out whether it's linoleum (as we've been calling it this whole time) or vinyl sheets or what else. Here a picture (more can ...
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Replacing linoleum flooring in old house with tile, do I need to remove the papery layer?

I'm replacing the old linoleum in my kitchen with ceramic tile. The linoleum all came up easily, except for the last layer which is a thin papery material that is glued to the wood subfloor. I've ...
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What is this brown stain around heat vent?

What is this brown stain around the heat vent in a 1970's home that I recently acquired? Is it rust? This is on a lino floor. It doesn't have a significantly different texture from the surrounding ...
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Best/good way to remove linoleum squares on pine flooring

I have pine wood floors I want to refinish - but on top of the floor are square linoleum tiles. The adhesive is really strong. I tried pulling some up but it seems like a laborious task. I am also ...
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Kitchen flooring

If I get new kitchen cabinets and linoleum flooring and a new dishwasher should I put the linoleum under the cabinets and dishwasher first.
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Can I install wood stair treads over old Linoleum

Installing maple tread and riser kits into my bi-level home. The stairs currently have linoleum on them. The lino peals up easy leaving a the paper glue layer on the stairs. Can I install the solid ...
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Can I use 1/4 inch cork to equalize floors before installing laminate flooring?

We are planning on installing laminate. We would like to install over top of the lino but there's a 1/4 inch difference between the kitchen and the living room flooring. I was wondering if using 1/...
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Can I lay laminate flooring over top of existing linoleum?

I'm interested in laying laminate flooring over the top of existing intact linoleum. First, any problems with that? Secondly, there are unfortunately also uneven spots under the linoleum that causes ...
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How to remove masking tape residue from linoleum?

I attached few pieces of masking tape to a linoleum floor to help a child with her exercises (long jump kid-style). Now when I removed the tape, there is residue left through the whole length of the ...
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Should I replace carpet over ancient linoleum that might contain asbestos?

One of my smaller hallways is carpeted, for no highly obvious reason. That carpet is on its last legs, and I'd prefer a wood floor anyway. Taking a peek under the carpet, it looks like the surface ...
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Can I tile over Linoleum felt paper on a concrete slab?

I have a contractor coming in to tile my home. My floor is a post tension concrete slab, home is only 4 yrs old. The contractor said they could just tile right over the linoleum, but after reading ...
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How to repair torn vinyl flooring

Here is the problem: I'm renting the apartment and the tear wouldn't have happened if the flooring had been installed properly to begin with, so I'm not looking for perfection here. I just want my ...
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What are my options for transitions between Linoleum and tile?

I just completed building a bathroom in the basement. The last piece is installing some sort of transition between ceramic tile bathroom floor and linoleum tile outside. The tile in the bathroom is ...
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How can I seal the edges of a linoleum floor that possibly contains asbestos?

The linoleum floor in my kitchen was installed extremely poorly (long before I started renting the apartment). Many of the edges are curling and in some places, it was not cut to the correct size and ...
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Should I peel off the top layer of vinyl in preparation for tiling?

I'm preparing my kitchen floor for ceramic tile. Currently it's a sheet of vinyl(linoleum?). The plan was to sand off any gloss and tile over it. I was going around the edges picking off any loose ...
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Should there be bubbles after a new Linoleum installation?

I recently had new Linoleum installed in my kitchen and bathroom. They had to peice the Linoleum together in the bathroom and now I have bubbles forming at the seams where it was put together. The ...
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Downsides of Linoleum (in kitchen specifically)

I am thinking of replacing tiled floor in my kitchen with linoleum (in Canada). I see a few benefits to it, 1) easy to wash 2) fallen glassware doesn't always break. However, there seems to be ...
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Do I need to glue down linoleum flooring?

I am installing a new linoleum floor in a small bathroom (approx. 6' X 6'). This is a replacement for an old linoleum floor. The replacement will be a single piece. Talking with the local big box ...
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How to install linoleum floor under carpet?

I am replacing an old linoleum floor in my bathroom (replacing it with just another linoleum floor). It looks like the current linoleum floor was installed prior to the carpeting and the edge by the ...
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Can I install laminate flooring over linoleum which is torn?

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 ...
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Do I have to check if my floor is level before installing new linoleum (from a roll, not tiles)?

I just tore up my old linoleum flooring and will be installing new linoleum in the next few days. Some internet research has revealed that I need to make sure the floor is level and, if it is not ...
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How do I roughly cut linoleum to room width?

So far I had to replace linoleum twice and each time it was a room of something like slightly-more-than 3 meters by slightly-less-than 3 meters. Linoleum is usually cut to length at a shop and then ...
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How can I build a cheap, do-it-yourself dance floor?

I would like to make a cheap DIY dance floor and I attained a roll of 3.5 ft x 6 ft vinyl linoleum for free. Can I use this in making a dance floor? Has anyone built their own cheap DIY and what ...
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How can I drill through a Linoleum floor?

I would like a drill a hole through my dining room floor to run a wire. The floor is carpeted, so I pulled back the carpet in the corner to find an old linoleum floor. I attempted to drill a hole ...
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