Do you think this is worth it?
After my mother passed away last year, I bought the house from my sibs and have been re-doing it. It is a very good house, everything sound and extremely well built. I'm working on the kitchen now, doing some updating of appliances and so on....my carpenter pulled up the (current) vinyl floor and underlayment today, and found an old vinyl floor, glued down to the original linoleum, which is adhered with tar. So, my carpenter isn't nuts about trying to get this mess pulled up. My problem is that I want to put down porcelain tile, which will require a layer of cement board screwed down or cork flooring, glued down. This will make the transitions to the hardwood flooring in the living room, and the quarry tile foyer on another side awkward. Do I have to pay someone to come in and pull up that floor, or is there a work around? Would value your opinions.