This is a typical job for us to do in a kitchen. Before fitting the vinyl flooring, we first remove all of the appliances, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and cooker. We remove the kick boards before fitting the vinyl and trim and replace them afterwards.
In this instance the subfloor didn’t need any preparation as it had an existing vinyl down. The new vinyl chosen has a special felt backing which allows it to be installed over existing vinyl flooring if it is in good condition.
After the vinyl was installed we replaced all of the appliances and put felt pads on the feet to enable easy movement in future.