Q: My kitchen had ceramic tile with a subbase of 3/4 in plywood. How do I remove the sub floor which extends under the cabinets?
A: A job like this would be easier if you had a small saw called a “toe kick” saw made by Crane. They cost near $500. Otherwise, hammer and chisel it is.
Carefully removing boards
My hardwood floors were installed under the kitchen cabinets and have not held up well. I would like to replace them with wider planks, but how do you remove the old flooring without tearing out the kitchen cabinets?
Kitchen flooring and cabinets
Should cabinets be installed on top of the hardwood flooring? I have heard different opinions and don't know which is correct.
Removing wood without ripping out kitchen?
My hardwood floors were installed under the kitchen cabinets and have not held up well. I would like to remove them, and install ceramic tiles. How do you remove the old flooring without tearing out the kitchen cabinets?
Glue on subfloor
I am installing 3/4" hardwood flooring in my kitchen and dining room. Currently there is carpet. I have been pulling the carpet up, however, there is a lot of glue still left on the floor. Do I have to remove the glue? Can I just lay the felt paper over…
Removing glue from subfloor
Q: I removed glued down engineered hardwood and some glue was left. I am replacing the old floor with stapled down engineered wood. Do I need to remove all glue residue and if so, what is the best way to go about removing glue from subfloor? A: There are adhesive…
Will a particle board subfloor squeak and move?
I am planning to replace my carpets with hardwood. The subfloor is particleboard. I have heard that rather than installing a plywood subfloor (since it will increase the level of the floor) I can just re-secure the particleboard against the joists. Will this work? I understand that nails do not…