I am planning on doing a major Reno to my main floor this year and am looking for guidance on how to do the flooring.
I currently have vinyl peel & stick tiles in the hallway and kitchen. This was applied over the original builders 12 x 12 faux marble tile (circa 1975). The L-shaped LR/DR is carpeted.
I want to install engineered hardwood in the LR/DR/hallway and ceramic in the kitchen. I will likely also be replacing kitchen cabinetry, in case that should be a consideration in my approach to this reno.
This project leaves me in need of advice regarding how to remove the old vinyl floor, and if I cut through the underlay to do that (which seems like the easiest way, though there is a possibility of asbestos in the builder’s tile) should I remove the underlay from the carpeted areas before laying the engineered hardwood.
I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.