Installation of Armstrong Flooring Sheet and Tile on Existing Resilient Floors

Armstrong Flooring products may be installed over a single layer of existing resilient flooring when the proper installation system is used for the new product and the existing resilient flooring meets the proper conditions. Armstrong Flooring does not recommend installing new flooring over existing rubber or slip retardant floors.

Existing Resilient Flooring Conditions:

  • Not textured or embossed enough to show through the new installation.
  • Only a single layer of flooring.
  • Fully and firmly bonded on an approved subfloor and underlayment.
  • Waxes, polishes and other finishes must be properly removed with a recommended floor stripper. For existing linoleum, the stripper should not exceed a pH of 10.
  • Indentations or damaged areas must be replaced or repaired.

NOTE: The responsibility for determining if the old resilient flooring is well-bonded to the subfloor, and is not textured or embossed enough to show through the final installation rests with the installer.  Installations over existing resilient flooring may be more susceptible to indentations.

Existing
Resilient Tile

On Grade
Existing
Resilient Tile

Below Grade
Existing
Resilient Tile

Suspended
Existing
Asphalt Tile

On Grade

and
Suspended Only
Existing
Vinyl Plank

On Grade
Existing
Vinyl Plank

Below Grade
Existing
Vinyl Plank

Suspended
Existing
Sheet Flooring

Not Cushioned
or
Foam Backed

All Grade Levels
Alterna
(With or Without Grout)
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Bio-Based Tile (BBT)XXXXXX
Commercial LVTXXX
Fiberglass-
Reinforced Sheet
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Residential LVT PlankXXX
Safety Zone SheetXXX
Vinyl Composition TileXXXXXX

S-194 Patch, Underlayment and Embossing Leveler mixed with S-195 Underlayment Additive can be used to smooth the embossed textures of approved existing residential resilient floors. S-194 mixed with S-195 must be used when installing fully adhered felt-backed floors over existing rotovinyl.

Updated on August 16, 2022