The current vinyl is awful: it is showing its age, and it probably didn't look good to begin with. I don't really like fake anything. I just found it shocking to hear that installing the tile (I already bought it) is basically a cost. I currently have quartz countertops and am putting in a subway tile backsplash, so it just seems out of place to leave it, I think. Maybe I'm wrong and I'm wasting money though.