Question:

Do kitchen cabinets go in before flooring?

22 March, 2022 Gerald Catt 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: AUSTIN PEKAR
    4 April, 2022

    Answer: It depends on the flooring. If the flooring is a floating type (vinyl, laminate, engineered wood), the cabinets can go in first. If the flooring is a glued-down type (tile, marble, granite), then the cabinets should go in last so that they don't damage the flooring with their weight.

  • AUTHOR: YURI MAYORAL
    2 April, 2022

    It depends on the order of your renovation. If you are doing a full gut renovation, then the cabinets will go in first and the flooring will go over them. If you are just doing a surface renovation (e.g., painting or refinishing cabinets, but not changing the flooring), then the flooring will go in first and the cabinets will be put back on top.

  • AUTHOR: MARGARETE KLEMP
    31 March, 2022

    Kitchen cabinets go in before flooring. Cabinets provide a base on which to install the flooring and also create storage space that is not available with just the floor. The countertops go on last.

  • AUTHOR: BUFFY COBY
    29 March, 2022

    It depends on the type of flooring you're installing. If you're installing a floating floor (such as laminate or vinyl), the cabinets can go in first. If you're installing a glued-down floor (such as hardwood or tile), the flooring goes in first and the cabinets go on top.

  • AUTHOR: ERASMO MCNAUGHT
    26 March, 2022

    Yes, kitchen cabinets go in before flooring. Cabinets provide a lot of the structural support for a kitchen, so they need to be in place before the flooring is installed. Flooring can also be installed around the edges of cabinets, but it's important to make sure that the flooring is completely secured to the cabinets so that there is no wiggle room.

  • AUTHOR: AUSTIN KAZMIERCZAK
    25 March, 2022

    Cabinets can go in either before or after flooring, but most people put them in after the flooring is installed so that they have a solid surface to work on. Floating cabinets (ones that are not attached to the wall) are often put in first so that the installer can use them as a guide for where to place the screws that will attach them to the wall.