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    I am thinking about replacing the kitchen flooring. Can I lay tile or vinyl over lineoulm? If so, what preparations would be necessary before the actual laying? Thank you.

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    Usually, they lay 1/4" luan, then fill all of the joints and nail holes so it is a nice smooth, clean, unwaxed surface to attach the vinal to. Then, make a template, cut the stuff and glue it down. Depending on the type, it may only get glued at the edges and seams.
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    Luan chips a lot if you don't use a sharp blade, preferably one with fine teeth, course that makes it a little longer to make the cut. Also, it is harder to make a straight cut with a handsaw. The idea of putting this stuff down prior to the new vinal is to make sure you get a nice clean and flat surface. Any imperfections need to be filled in or patched, or they will show through the relatively soft vinal. Fine furniture has been made for centuries with hand tools...laying luan for a new vinal floor isn't fine furniture.
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    The floor covering men that I associated with always used a spackling to fill seams on luan.

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    In the past I have cut luan with a sharp utility knife, 3-4 passes up against a straight edge with good downward pressure and thats it. Slices right through like butter. I repeat sharp blade.

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    Cookie, You said "Tile or vinyl" DO NOT USE LUAN if you are going to lay ceramic tile. The mortars and glues for ceramic will not make a good bond with the luan.

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