(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum) From contributor W: If I were responsible for both the flooring and the cabs, I would install flooring first, and then protect with rosin paper and cardboard. Q: Can I install new kitchen cabinets on top of a floating floor? It seems like it would be easier to lay the flooring first and not have to cut it to fit against the toekick or to cover up the gap with shoe moldings. My builder prefers to install the cabinets first and then the floor. He also says it is cheaper.
I am also wanting to replace my toilet and vanity in the bathroom, and the kitchen cabinets. I was advised by the kitchen company to do the cabinets first and the flooring second (around the cabinets). The cabinet maker would then come back after the flooring was done to put the kickboards on the cabinets for a neater finish. The kitchen is a galley kitchen that will be remodeled with a new IKEA organization cabinet system/etc and we will also want that new hardwood floor in the kitchen. If you install the flooring first, all the new cabinets will have to have the same footprint as the old cabinets (or you’ll have to install more/less flooring).
Some of the things he has been doing is installing kitchen floors. If you insist on cabinets first make sure your dishwasher is going to fit after the flooring goes down. Lay your tiles after the kitchen is fitted. Just remove the plinths and lay tiles just under the plinths. No sense in paying for tiles that are hidden. It is absolutely pointless putting your flooring under the cabinets. If you are having the kitchen fitten first, & flooring only put in the appliance gaps after, do ensure that the kitchen fitter has allowed for the flooring height when leaving gaps for the appliances.
Should I Install Floor Tile Or Cabinets First? Good Questions
Forum discussion: I’m remodeling a kitchen which is down to the studs. After the drywall is up, I need to do the floor and cabinets. The house is on a concrete slab with no basement, so I want to do a Pergo type floating floor. What comes first, my new cabinets or the floor tile? I am doing a kitchen rehab, and plan on using a Luxury Vinyl Plank. We have opted to put the floor down first, then have the cabinets installed, because we are doing tile. Generally, it is better to install hardwood floors in the kitchen before you bring in the cabinets. There are several reasons for this. First of all, it’s easier to make sure that your cabinets and appliances such as the stove and dishwasher are at the standard 36 height. Cabinetry, floor color, and countertops are the three major components of the color scheme in your kitchen.