Originally Posted by LeviDIY
Would the same principle apply to installing flooring in a kitchen? Remove existing base cabinets? Just curious...
In the kitchen it would be a necessity, not just a preference.
The subfloor would need to be raised to support a tile floor. Many times the process would trap the dishwasher so you couldn't remove it. Built in stoves would not be level with the counter. The kickspace under the counter would be 1/2 what it is now and look very odd. There's also a chance the refridgerator wouldn't fit under the cabinet anymore.
Retrofitting a ceramic tile floor in a kitchen has challenges. You need to look at each kitchen on a case by case basis to see if it's worth the effort.