Replace kitchen vinyl with tiles and Toilets replace with tiles

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Posted by: from Riverside Ca
8/31/2019 at 2:05:30 AM

Hi there, I have new built home. The builder installed vinyl toilets and kitchen. Just wondering is it possible to remove the vinyl and install new tiles or wood flooring without removing the cabinets and island and same in the toilets.

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Date/Time8/31/2019 at 2:03:09 PM

It is possible but your floor will be a bit higher then what you have. If this is not an issue then it's good to go.

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Date/Time8/31/2019 at 2:07:17 PM


Yes, this is definitely possible


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Date/Time8/31/2019 at 2:35:45 PM

Hello Dilka,

It is no problem to install new flooring without removing cabinets.

Thank you.

Mike Redjepov

RDP Renovation Ltd.

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Date/Time8/31/2019 at 2:44:25 PM

If you dont mind the hieght of the flooring being higher where it meets other existing flooring it can be done.

The tiolet has to be removed and installed after the new flooring goes down.

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Marcellus from Budget Handyman in Red Deer
Date/Time8/31/2019 at 2:57:35 PM

Hi Dilka,

If you are planning to install ceramic tiles, you will have to remove the vinyl flooring, and if the vinyl flooring is glued, then you have to remove the glue as well. Same thing if you have linoleum installed.

Now if you plan to install laminate or hardwood (which I do not recommend for kitchens and bathrooms unless you seal it with a sealer) and you are ok with the extra height then it is ok to install on top.

There are different qualities of vinyl flooring (not linoleum) that are recommended for bathroom and kitchen as this type of flooring is resistant to water splashes, and if in doubt consult a local flooring company that I am sure they will be more then happy to help. Most of them have free estimating, so you can take advantage of this offer, and you learn something new in the process.

You also don't have to remove the cabinets, only the toilet will have to be removed, as it is very hard to cut around it specially ceramic tiles.

See picture for an example of vinyl tile flooring installed in a bathroom. This vinyl flooring is also easy to install. I hope this will help you and give you an idea how to go.


Replace kitchen vinyl with tiles and Toilets replace with tiles
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Date/Time9/1/2019 at 12:29:36 PM

Yes. I recommend you contact I trusted Pro in your local area to get a free quote

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Date/Time9/2/2019 at 11:30:22 AM

Yes, you always can install another floor on top of this existing floor as long as you are sure that existing floor installed and glued probably to the sub-floor and you are also fine with the differences on levels at any transitions between this floor and other one at the main floor. You can install any new floor without removing the kitchen cabinets, you just need to remove the kick toe plates and install them back after you are done however you have to removes the toilet and install it back for the washroom. My opinion is the vinyl plank is very suitable for washrooms and kitchens more than any other floors nowadays especially if it's a good quality one.

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Date/Time9/2/2019 at 11:31:20 PM

Hi,yes it is possible. you may need to install 1/4 round arond the kick on cabinets. good luck.


Brilliant Home Improvement

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Date/Time9/4/2019 at 8:31:23 PM

Hi Dilka

Just like the other professionals have told you already you can install new flooring without removing your kitchen cabinets. However you do have to remove the toilets, but that is a very easy job for a plumber.



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