Q: 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?
A: If these floors are 3/4 thick, I would urge you to give the floors another chance. Perhaps a product like Waterlox would work better. www.waterlox.com
If you have to remove them, it is either hammer and chisel around the cabinets or a saw such as I have called a “toe kick” saw. Costs about 4-$500.