Question: Do Hardwood Floors Go Under Kitchen Cabinets??

If you are installing a hardwood floating floor (or any floating floor such as cork or laminate), you should install the floor AFTER the kitchen cabinets are installed.

So, floors that are nailed (or glued) should be installed BEFORE the cabinets and floors that are floated should be done AFTER the cabinets.

Can you replace a kitchen floor without removing cabinets?

If you want to replace your kitchen floor or wall tiles without removing the cabinets, you’ll need a power tool, such as an oscillating or rotary saw, that allows you to make cuts flush to the cabinets’ edge. This feature allows you to place the cutting blade flush against a cabinet edge and cut straight down.

Do I need to remove cabinets to install flooring?

Sometimes it is not necessary to remove the existing cabinets/appliances because they are in acceptable condition. Yet the flooring still needs to be replaced. As noted earlier, if you are installing thin flooring, such as luxury vinyl, laminate, or tile, it is possible to lay the flooring right up to the cabinets.

Can you install hardwood in kitchen?

Yes, you can install solid hardwood flooring in kitchens. However, if practicality is your priority, look toward plank vinyl or ceramic tile. Site-finished flooring protects the underlying wood better than pre-finished. If you want to install pre-finished, this possible.

What type of hardwood floor is best for kitchen?

Hardwoods, such as oak, maple, and cherry, are the most durable. Softwoods, such as pine, will dent—even if treated with a penetrating finish. For rustic kitchen design ideas, however, a distressed pine floor may be just the look you desire.

Should kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling?

The height of the ceiling in your kitchen is probably the most straightforward indicator of how tall your kitchen cabinets should be. The cabinetry including trim does not go to the ceiling. Typically the wall cabinets and trim will be just below the ceiling.

Does Vinyl Flooring go under cabinets?

If you are installing glue-down vinyl plank flooring, it is okay to install under cabinets. Since the planks will be glued down to the floor, they will not contract and expand with temperature changes. As for furniture, it is okay to have furnishings on top of your floor.

Does tile go down before cabinets?

The reason that the answer is “it depends” is that there are no tile industry standards detailing when cabinets are to be installed. A properly engineered and planned tile installation can be completed successfully either before or after the cabinets are installed, whether the substructure is concrete or wood.

Do tiles go under cabinets?

Place the cabinets first, then butt the tile against them. Yes, you will be cutting some tiles to fit. Tile cutters are not difficult to use. We tiled under the cabinets when we remodeled our kitchen.

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