Installing Kitchen Cabinets Before Flooring. When to install flooring before cabinets. You would not want your dishwasher to be trapped underneath the floor and.
Tile flooring could be a different story. Since your floor will be floating on the subfloor and connected solely by the locking system, it needs space to expand and contract with temperature changes. There are a couple quality items to consider when installing the cabinets before flooring.
Otherwise, the cabinet toe kicks and countertop will be short.
But if you have to install the flooring first, here’s a method that will avoid some of the problems i just described. The room is 22' x 11', and is kitchen open to living area. After several months i now have a little flex and squeak in front of the sink. Just seen this thread as going through the same questions.