Can I Overlay Vinyl Flooring Over Parquet Flooring? Yes, you can easily overlay vinyl flooring over parquet flooring already installed in your home.
Usually, people like to install hardwood floors but if the floor is made of poor quality wood or has got damaged or scratched badly then the wood floor can be treated as a subfloor to overlay vinyl flooring tiles on it to give it a new finish.
The tips discussed here under can help you to install vinyl flooring over parquet flooring easily as it will provide you a smooth subfloor.
You can easily sand the parquet flooring with sandpaper as it is already an even and smooth surface. However, to make it suitable for installing vinyl flooring on it you will have to sand it several times by using sandpapers of different grits from heavy grit of 30-40 grit to lighter one of 50-60 or up to 80-90 as per your requirement.
If the parquet flooring is rough, uneven, or bumpy then you will have to make it even and smooth by laying a coat of ¼” thick plywood, or specifically processed sheathing of plywood on it.
While laying plywood, you should cover the floor by adjusting boards and then cut its edges to cover the floor up to walls. But while using plywood sheathing, you should cut the sheathing according to the size of the room.
Before laying plywood or sheathing you should spray an adhesive on them and then press it tightly on the floor.
While installing vinyl tiles on parquet flooring it is important to start installing them from the center of the room to outward. So you should use a measuring tape to find the central point of the room.
From that central point, you should mark lines to all the walls of the room do divide the room into 4 segments.
Now you can start laying vinyl tiles in one segment from the central point towards the walls and go on installing them to cover all the segments completely. You only have to peel the lining on the back of the tiles to stick them on the parquet flooring.
If you are installing glue-in tiles then you will have to apply an adhesive evenly with the help of a trowel on one section of the subfloor before laying down the tiles. After laying down vinyl tiles some of the contractors use a roller to ensure safe and even laying of tiles.
After installing the tiles you can move the roller in the direction opposite to your direction of installing them. To keep other tiles clean you must have a pack of wet wipes with you so that you can wipe off your hands covered with glue or dirt.
When you lay tiles then there can be some gap between the edges of the tiles laid and the walls. It is very important to cover these gaps by trimming and cutting some tiles with the help of a utility knife or a cutter to fit in them.
You will also have to trim and cut the tiles while laying them under the door jambs.
However, after installing the vinyl flooring over parquet flooring you should avoid walking on the seams or sealer applied on them for a minimum of 24 hours to let the sealer or seams set properly.
Though you need not worry about the maintenance of vinyl tile flooring after overlaying them on the parquet flooring still to keep them dry and clean you should soak up the spills instantly regardless of their quantity.
In this way, by following these tips you can and install ensure the safety of the vinyl flooring overlaid on parquet flooring.