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Pirategonzo 04-25-2012 09:08 AM

Remove linoleum floor under new cabinets
Hello, we are redoing our kitchen and our current cabinets are not on top of the existing floor.
My plan was to remove part of the linoleum floor where the new cabinets are going. So basically we are replacing our old cabinets plus adding additional cabinets.
I am having a hard time getting the floor up and was wondering if I should just run a saw down it so I get through the luan and then pull it up or if there is a better way to do this? I don't have a good starting edge because it is in a corner. I want to lay a floating floor over the linoleum that is in the house rather than pull it all up.

nealtw 04-25-2012 04:10 PM

Hey, welcome to the site. You may find the the plywood below the lino was also glued. Why not just fill under the old cabinets so all is at the level of the lino. You don't want you cupboards to low for you dishwasher to fit under.

Pirategonzo 04-25-2012 07:42 PM

I never gave it a thought, not sure why. Would it be best to fill it with luan? It's probably only an eighth of an inch difference.

turner 04-25-2012 09:46 PM

I think Nealtw has a point. It would be easier for you to do what he have said and beside from that, it will also look more beautiful than the old way how you put the cabinets.

nealtw 04-25-2012 10:18 PM

For an eighth of an inch I wouldn't do anything as the cupboard will have to be shimmed to level anyway. Anything that isn't covered by the new cupboards will have to be leveled. you want to use simular material.

CallMeVilla 04-26-2012 06:30 PM

Peel and stick vinyl tiles are about 1/16" . . . just get some cheap ones and double them up. Presto, you have filled the 1/8" . . .

Pirategonzo 04-30-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks for all the reply's, I like the idea of the peel and stick tiles and think I might go that way as I have some in the basement.

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