Tile over, or tile under?
I'm planning on replacing the lineoleum in my kitchen with tile or natural stone. The existing linoleum is atop luan, and the luan extends beneath the kitchen cabinets. I see two possible approaches:
1) Only remove the luan where its currently exposed, put down hardibacker, and install tile. The problem here is making clean cuts at the cabinet edges, and the tile will effectively "lock in" things like the dishwasher and range.
2) Remove the cabinets, pull up ALL of the luan, lay down tile everywhere, and reinstall the cabinets on top of the tile. The only problem there that I see is added expense and added work.
I assume option #2 is is the proper approach? Any suggestions when it comes to putting cabinets on top of tile?