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Old July 12th 06, 03:55 AM posted to
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Default Old tile - To remove or not to remove...

"MDT at Paragon Home Inspections, LLC" wrote in message
If this is a kitchen and you tile over the existing floor, watch the
height under the dishwasher opening.

That certainly hit the nail on the head. The dishwasher opening is indeed
one of my concerns; and I would probably end up lifting the countertop if I
went with the tile option (the countertop is a whole 'nother project.). As
it is now, the dishwasher barely fits in the opening with only the newer
stick-ons. To get it out for service, I need to use putty knives to "ramp
up" onto the newer tile. Adding a half inch to the floor elevation would
make the dishwasher permanent. g

Wandering through the flooring section at the local HD, I realized I could
probably do the same thing with new vinyl tile I was planning with the
ceramic, i.e., use a diamond pattern instead of the typical square pattern.
That should help cover the seam separations on the existing, and would
certainly make the job easier and faster. Too bad I hate those things. I