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fb1126

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).

Thanks.

flooringworldDOTorg

02:18AM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
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:

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=toe+kick+saw

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