Q: 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?
A: Either a hammer and chisel or toe kick saw.
Carefully removing boards
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Removing touch up paint
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