08:41AM | 11/20/04
Member Since: 11/19/04
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I am replacing my existing tile floor in a kitchen with new tiles. The exsiting floor is set atop of a mud bed that is wavy, so I would like to remove it. Additionally, the base cabinets are sitting on top of the exststing tile. Do I need to remove the cabinets and remove the entire floor or is there a way that I can cut the tile and mud bed right up to the base cabinets and then lay cement board and tile?


07:04PM | 11/22/04
Member Since: 11/14/04
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are you talking about jackhammering the whole floor , thats what a mud job usually requires . if the mud is not under the cabinets you can take it all off . if its under the cabinets cut it away , there are tools that can get close to the cabinet without damaging. roto zip dremel with a masonary cut off wheel , hope this helps...


08:06AM | 11/23/04
Member Since: 11/15/04
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IF the cabinets are on the existing tile, I would remove the cabinetry. Yeah, you might get by with teh roto-zip, but that will be many cut-off wheels and too many hours down the road to mention.

If you only got to cut through a few tiles (2-4) go ahead and give it a try, but I think you will be disappointed with the end results.

I would remove the cabinets and remove the tile and do the job right. Its really the only way to do a proper job.




11:32AM | 06/24/14
I agree with biscuit. To do the job right it would be best to remove the cabinets. If you think the job is too much for you then there are always contractors you can hire for floor removal. They could come do the dirty work and then leave you to put in the new flooring if you want.
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