5/29/2012

Does my new floor go In before or after my cabinetry?

 

Whether the floor goes in first or later on depends on what type of flooring you choose.

  1. BEFORE:  Solid, unfinished wood flooring can go in first.  We recommend a couple of coats of polyurethane prior to and one final coat after the kitchen install.
     
  2. BEFORE or AFTER:  Any kind of tile work can go in before or after a kitchen installation.  Some clients prefer that the tile go wall-to-wall.   Others consider financial factors and choose to have the tile set AFTER the cabinet installation.  Our cabinet installers will need to know how thick your new flooring will be so they can shim the bases accordingly.  If your cabinets go floor to ceiling, the flooring thickness will be an important point to discuss in the early stages, as it will affect the overall design. Pre-finished wood flooring can be done either before or after.  Quarter-round molding may be required if done afterwards.  Applying a toekick afterwards can also be arranged.
     
  3. AFTER:  Any vinyl or sheet-type flooring should be installed after kitchen installation due to its more delicate nature.  Doing it afterwards will prevent any damage that could happen to your flooring during kitchen installation.  Quarter-round molding may be required if done afterwards.  Applying a toekick afterwards can also be arranged.
     

Whether the floor goes in first or later on depends on what type of flooring you choose.

  1. BEFORE:  Solid, unfinished wood flooring can go in first.  We recommend a couple of coats of polyurethane prior to and one final coat after the kitchen install.
     
  2. BEFORE or AFTER:  Any kind of tile work can go in before or after a kitchen installation.  Some clients prefer that the tile go wall-to-wall.   Others consider financial factors and choose to have the tile set AFTER the cabinet installation.  Our cabinet installers will need to know how thick your new flooring will be so they can shim the bases accordingly.  If your cabinets go floor to ceiling, the flooring thickness will be an important point to discuss in the early stages, as it will affect the overall design. Pre-finished wood flooring can be done either before or after.  Quarter-round molding may be required if done afterwards.  Applying a toekick afterwards can also be arranged.
     
  3. AFTER:  Any vinyl or sheet-type flooring should be installed after kitchen installation due to its more delicate nature.  Doing it afterwards will prevent any damage that could happen to your flooring during kitchen installation.  Quarter-round molding may be required if done afterwards.  Applying a toekick afterwards can also be arranged.