The vinyl on our kitchen floor has some dings so we think it is time to redo it. I think there is currenly only one vinyl layer in there - it may be the original with the house in 1987 (not sure). We have gotten some estimates for it from the national chains everyone knows. I think we are looking at about 20 square yards. It is a square kitchen: no islands. Also the floor slopes up in the kitchen to the sink/countertop side. We intended to just lay a new layer of vinyl over this one, and ignore the slope. Question: Are we going about this wrong? Would removing everything, including plywood, before installing allow us to figure out a way to fix the slope, even if it is due to settling? I hope that isn't a dumb question: the engineer who inspected our home at purchase didn't seem to think it would be worth trying to fix. I don't think we noticed the slope until after we bought it.