Floor covering or finish flooring is the surface that you see and walk on not the subfloor under the underlayment or underlayment between subfloor and finished layer.
Kitchen cabinets or flooring first.
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Cabinets and appliances without flooring underneath are much harder to move.
If you are going to put in a hardwood floor and it is a total of 1 1 2 and you want 4 toe kick then the kick should be 5 1 2 tall and the cabinets should be 37 1 2 tall from the concrete.
Put all the base cabinets in place then mark a line on the subfloor corresponding to the front edge of the toekick.
In fact this is a primary motivation for those who start from the ground up.
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Remove the cabinets and screw a plywood filler piece to the subfloor about inch inside the line where it will be under the cabinets.
Accommodate for the flooring thickness in your toekicks.
If you are among those that don t care for the task of cutting the flooring material around the framework of cabinets and appliances you would probably prefer to install the floors first.
If you have the choice it s usually easier to install the flooring first and then the cabinets.
Many people like to put in floors first to avoid having to cut the material around cabinets and appliances.
But if you have to install the flooring first here s a method that will avoid some of the problems i just described.
Typically cabinets come before flooring.
In most cases given standard flooring heights you will install the cabinets before the floor covering.
If you foresee yourself craving layout change we advise you cover your kitchen in wall to wall flooring first.
But if you are installing any type of floating floor where each piece is not directly attached to the floor you should install the cabinets first.
Installing flooring first pros.
What s more some worry that by installing cabinets first it will be harder to switch them out in the future as you ll be stuck with the same cabinet footprint you had before.