04:19AM | 08/11/07
Member Since: 08/10/07
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I just bought a house and want to replace the kitchen floor. Currently, there is a vinyl floor, and I want to put in ceramic tile. The problem I have is that the vinyl is under the cabinets, which I do not want to replace. The cabinets have granite countertops.

What would be my best solution -- tearing up the vinyl around the cabinets, tiling over the vinyl around the cabinets, tear up the vinyl by removing then replacing the cabinets (not sure this is possible).



02:18AM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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it is not advisable to install ceramic, porcelain, or stone tile over a vinyl flooring system. It should be removed.

you can remove the vinyl and underlayment if it has a underlayment by using a toekick saw to cut it off at the cabinets if you dont want to replace the cabinets. Usually tool rental stopes have them

here is more information on toekick saws:


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The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.


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