You can put vinyl flooring in a garage. Rollo-out sheets, peel-and-stick tiles, and interlocking vinyl planks are waterproof, easy to clean, and undemanding. Moreover, vinyl is affordable and strong enough to withstand heavy footfall and regular vehicle movements.
You can lay laminate over vinyl flooring, sheets, and VLT. However, first ensure that the vinyl is intact, stuck to the subfloor, and asbestos-free. Also, check that the subfloor is concrete or hardwood and doesn’t have moisture issues. Always apply an underlayment under the laminate.
Ceramic tiles cannot be installed directly over particle board. The particle board is usually too thin and brittle, and will crack the tiles if it swells with moisture. However, tiles can be installed if a moisture barrier and cement backer board are installed over the particle board.
Hardwood can be installed over particle particleboard by using both flooring adhesive and screws to secure it in place. However, this is not recommended because particle board can swell with moisture or flake around screws, reducing the quality and lifespan of your finished hardwood floor.
As a general rule, you can lay tile over plywood. However, you need to ensure the plywood subfloor is 1 and ¼ inch (3 cm) thick. It’s also recommended to use a cement backer board on top of the plywood, but some tilers make a cement backer board by hand.
As a general rule, you can lay carpet over plywood. Plywood is very similar in strength and durability to hardwood, and for that reason makes a great subfloor for carpet. You can also install the carpet yourself, however, you need a few specialized tools.
You can lay laminate over a carpet, but you probably shouldn’t. Laminate over carpet brings an added layer of insulation and protects against vibrations. However, carpets with a high pile can warp the laminate on top of it, ruining your investment. Make sure the carpet below is thin.
You can lay bamboo over hardwood floors by loose-laying, gluing, or secret-nailing the boards down. It’s best to use a suitable vapor barrier underlay and check that your room’s humidity is between 35% and 65% to prevent gaps and warping. Also, bamboo needs at least ten days to acclimatize.
You can use vinyl planks on bathroom walls and shower walls, as they’re waterproof, scratch-resistant, and long-lasting. WPC and SPC vinyl planks boast a highly dense waterproof layer and an incorporated cork underlay that protects them from water, mildew, and mold damage, perfect for bathrooms.