Two part question. These are the tiles in my kitchen, and I want to cover them with some kind of flooring (plank of some sort) until I can eventually rip them out. The issue I have is the matching tile baseboard – what do I do with them? They’re only in the kitchen. I’m painting the walls white. Obviously I can’t cover them with the flooring – I’m afraid to remove them too in case I wind up messing up the actual floor tile.
Question part 2-you can see the kitchen floor meets a small staircase, and the tile is separated from the stairs with this metal strip. If I put some sort of plank flooring on top, I’m guessing it will go higher than the metal strip? What do I do in that case? I don’t want an obvious edge leading to the top of the staircase. The kitchen floor also meets the living room and dining room but those have different metal strips (I can’t remember that they’re called) and I guess I would just remove those strips and put them back after.