When remodeling a kitchen do you do floors or cabinets first?

In most cases, given standard flooring heights, you will install the cabinets before the floor covering. Floor covering, or finish flooring, is the surface that you see and walk on, not the subfloor (under the underlayment) or underlayment (between the subfloor and finished layer).
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Do cabinets or flooring go first?

Installing flooring before your cabinets is the best choice for most hardwood floors. When professionals install floors then cabinets, it's easier to get everything to standard heights. It's also a safer installation process for your cabinets since you won't risk any damage to them as professionals install the floors.
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What order do you remodel a kitchen?

  1. Tear Out and Demolition. The first step of any kitchen remodel is tear out and demolition. ...
  2. Rough-In Work Including Framing and Plumbing. ...
  3. Professional Inspection. ...
  4. Finishing the Walls. ...
  5. Install Doors and Windows. ...
  6. Time for Cabinets and Plumbing Fixtures. ...
  7. Bring in New Appliances. ...
  8. Install New Flooring.
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In what order do you install a kitchen?

Order of Works to Renovate a Kitchen
  1. Remove wall units.
  2. Remove worktop and base units.
  3. Remove flooring.
  4. First fix electrics.
  5. Reroute plumbing.
  6. Lay new flooring.
  7. Install wall units.
  8. Install base units.
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What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

As mentioned earlier, cabinetry usually tends to be the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel. It can cost up to $15,000 even in a relatively minor remodel with a budget of about $30,000. In an upscale remodel, choosing kitchen cabinets can take up nearly 20 to 40 percent of the entire budget.
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Should Floors or Cabinets Be Installed First When Remodeling Kitchens?

Do you floor under dishwasher?

While refrigerators and stoves can be removed easily to install the flooring, the same cannot be said for kitchens with a dishwasher. However, it is possible to install laminate flooring under a dishwasher without completely disconnecting it.
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Do you install kitchen cabinets before tile flooring?

Installing your tiles before your kitchen cabinets will cut down on overall labor costs. Putting in your tiles first will help prevent water damage in your kitchen. Cabinets can be installed first if you're placing delicate tiles that might get damaged during cabinetry or appliance installation.
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Are kitchen cabinets installed over hardwood floors?

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.
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Does flooring go under appliances?

They tell you not to install any floating floors under appliances only because you are tacking them down by weight and they could possibly fail to expand in any 2D direction if you lay the planks down with appliances on both ends, so they may tent.
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Do I need to remove cabinets to install flooring?

If you want to install linoleum or wood laminate flooring (also known as a “floating floor”) this can typically be done without removing cabinets; just get as close as you can to the cabinets using whole panels and then cut the linoleum or laminate pieces as needed so that they abut neatly against the cabinet base.
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Should you paint before or after installing cabinets?

Installing cabinets should be done after the painting. This allows the painter to do the cleanest job and relieves any concern about the paint getting on the brand new cabinets. Painting a cleared out space is easier to achieve flawless results.
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Should I install cabinets before vinyl plank flooring?

As a rule, install heavy cabinets first. Then install vinyl flooring. If you install the flooring first, use only specific types of flooring under certain conditions.
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Do you put backsplash up before countertop?

A countertop needs to be installed before the backsplash is put on the walls above the countertop.
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Do you tile under dishwasher?

If you want to do it correctly, tile under it all. New construction always has the flooring under all areas in the kitchen and remodel jobs typically but up to the cabinets. The reason is because usually when you are replacing a floor in a remodel, the cabinets don't always get replaced at the same time.
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Does flooring go under refrigerator?

When installing laminate flooring in kitchens that have a refrigerator, many professionals lay the flooring up to the outer edges of the refrigerator alcove. The refrigerator is then rolled onto the new flooring and the laminate installed in the alcove.
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Can you put a refrigerator on vinyl plank flooring?

A single vinyl plank can hold up to 500 pounds. Since most furniture will not go under just one plank, it is perfectly safe for bulky furniture and refrigerators to go on vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl plank flooring will not be damaged or cracked by home appliances' weight due to its strong durability.
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Can I put a refrigerator on a floating floor?

Putting a refrigerator on a floating floor is a little risky but not impossible. As much as possible, ensure that the floor does not come in direct contact with the walls or cabinets in the kitchen so that it has plenty of room to shift in any direction without creating problematic lumps.
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Do appliances go in before countertops?

Countertops are typically installed after flooring, cabinets, and appliances. This is true for both new builds, and remodeling projects. Since countertops sit directly on the cabinets, the cabinetry must be installed prior to the final measurements, fabrication, and installation.
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Should backsplash go to end of counter or cabinet?

Backsplashes placed near the cooking range typically go all the way up to the bottom end of the overhead cabinets. Backsplashes near the sink can be made short. Having this on the side wall of the kitchen counter may not always cause an aesthetic problem to the overall look-and-feel of the kitchen.
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How far down do you tile behind a stove?

When tiling a kitchen backsplash behind a stove, the best practice is to continue the tiles down the wall a minimum of one full course below the countertop height. This is done in order to prevent any visual discontinuity so you cannot see any untiled wall surface.
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Can you put cabinets on top of laminate flooring?

You should avoid installing cabinets or any other hardware that should be bolted to the floor on the laminate. Installing hardware on top of your flooring will cause pressure, preventing it from expanding or contracting as the temperature changes. This can lead to warping.
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Do you put flooring under kitchen island?

You are okay without the flooring being installed under the island. The only way this becomes an issue is if somewhere in the future you want to remove or reduce the island size you would be limited to the original footprint of the island or you would need to match the floors to cover the unfinished area.
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Do you finish walls behind cabinets?

It's highly recommended that drywall behind kitchen cabinets at least get a coat of primer. Bare drywall absorbs moisture and odor and the kitchen is one place where you want to prevent this.
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How long after painting walls can you hang cabinets?

How Long Should Paint Dry Before Installing Cabinets? Typically, about 1 – 2 weeks go by before cabinet paint is dry. There can be as much or as little as 30 days for curing the paint after it dries to the touch. When it dries to the touch, it takes about a month or three weeks, depending on how thick it is.
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Can I replace kitchen flooring without removing cabinets?

Yes, just make sure that you cut the flooring cleanly with a tile saw so it aligns with the cabinet base. Replacing kitchen flooring without removing cabinets saves you time and money. You won't have to install flooring under the cabinets that no one will see.
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