You can even buy a saw made specifically for this task search toe kick saw. Its possible to replace kitchen tiles on the floor or wall without removing cabinets even if theyre built on top of old tiles.
Very importantly you can avoid potential nicks or stains to your cabinets that could happen during the demo install andor sanding process for the floors.
Replace kitchen flooring without removing cabinets. Unless youre replacing your cabinets as well leave them in place. It cuts down through the plywood subfloor to the main floor and then we remove the tile subfloor and adhesive. However this be a difficult labor-intensive and time-consuming process.
You can indeed replace your kitchen or bathroom floor without taking out the cabinets. We use a special Toe-Kick saw with a tile blade which lets us cut the tile right up against the cabinets without any damage. Since the top overhangs the top rail of the face frame I cut a 1 cut from the bottom perimeter of the new base cabinet.
Usually we prefer to remove base cabinets to install new floors wall to wall but you can do it as suggested by previous replies with one big caveat. The trick is cutting the tile around the cabinets using the proper tools. Many older dishwashers cannot be removed or installed if you add 34 flooring in front of it.
Remove the existing flooring with a heat gun and utility knife tearing up the old flooring and removing the glue using a commercial adhesive removal product. Some customers say the floor looks as good or better than the day it was installed when we are finished. By the way I work with quality stock brand cabinets no custom made.
Your new flooring will butt the old flooring under the. There is no need to remove the cabinets. Without ever disturbing the countertop I break out the old base cabinet two at a time but always leaving support for the top.
Thatd be a ton of extra work and you can easily just remove the toe kick to install new floors. Check your dishwasher and other appliances for height. It is possible to replace a kitchen floor completely by installing it directly over the old vinyl floor.