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New kitchen

We are having a new kitchen installed and then at a later date tiling . Should we rip up the existing vinyl flooring completely or should we leave it where possible for under the new cupboards to reduce dust and damage to floor .

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We always recommend doing it the other way round - tiling first wall to wall then fit the kitchen afterwards. There should be no damage to the floor providing the fitters are experienced and know what they are doing. You won't see the tiles underneath the units, however, it saves no end of problems if you spill anything or you get leaks from pipes, washing machine etc. Whereas if you only tile up to the units any leaks could soak underneath and damage the tiling meaning you will have the expense of re-laying. Any dust and mess caused by the fitting of units can be easily cleaned up.
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Answered 21st Jan 2013

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