Preparing floor for LVP
We have recently removed two walls along with old kitchen cabinets and I hope these pictures do justice. Under the carpet there is particle board (which seems to be in good shape) on top of the subfloor. I’ve been delaying on removing the carpet because I don’t want to damage the particle board with water or something if it’s something we can keep under the LVP.
Is there a way to patch these floor scars so I’m not ripping everything down to the base subfloor and starting from there? With the amount of different layers is it going to be too much trouble to keep it all?
Also, we will be installing IKEA kitchen cabinets and I’m not sure if I should run the flooring under it or just up too it, and again would that change if the particle board was left under? The kitchen is extending into the carpeted area that is shown.
Any help would be appreciated as this is our first project and very overwhelming at the moment. Thanks in advance!