Which do you expect to last longer? Do yourself a favor and install tiles. In both cases all joints were glued. For this reason, carefully consider the materials you chose, what appliances you have and your future renovation plans when making a decision. Many contractors and homeowners consider this a waste of materials because you are paying for products that you will never see. I can tell you that laminate floors suck ass in kitchens my personal experience.
To protect the tiles while installing the cabinets, cover them. It is also much more professionally appearing that way. All I know is it takes more effort and futzing to tile after than to tile before. . There's also a variety of wooden beading profiles that can be used depending on your taste and kitchen styling. That way your options are greater.
Edit: contractors install the floor later because it's cheaper. Any good kitchen installer won't affect the floor it's not that hard to install a kitchen and not make a mess and therefore won't ruin the polish — but as I said, it depends on which will outlast the other. Tile or linoleum, on the other hand, can run all the way to the wall with no problems. Wouldn't a better example be not putting in laminates and instead ceramics or something if you had the choice now? You only need to worry about the weight when the floor is floating not adhered to the subfloor. Having flooring under your cabinets creates a level foundation to allow for new appliances or cabinetry to be easily swapped out.
Mark the layout of the cabinets and all floor based appliances. I have a 60 pound dog whose claws we never trim that runs back and forth all day on our kitchen floor. The Kitchen Plan Countertop design typically revolves around the new appliance specifications. Cabinet installers discuss whether theyd rather set down the tile first it can be damaged when installing the kitchen or if a tile In a kitchen, should I install the cabinets before the floor or the floor before the cabinets? This only affects dishwashers for the most part as other appliances are often set into recesses that can be moved in and out easily. In my actual house, I have timber floors.
Learn which option suits your situation and make a wise decision. I have personally installed laminate several times underneath cabinets and it works out fine. I would make sure that you have a lot of extra product when installing one in a potentially wet environment. One more data point here, for laminate flooring in a kitchen. Finally, putting flooring down beneath base cabinets offers a clean look and saves you from having to install quarter rounds with your cabinets. Cabinets don't freeze the floor down nearly as much as you think they would.
This is especially true with prefinished hardwoods and can be a concern with unfinished that still needs to be sanded and finished. These include the expansion and contraction risk you referenced, and the length of the strips. Kitchen Remodeling At A Later Date? When you want a solid composite-type countertop, tile or a poured concrete top, the entire existing top must come off, revealing the cabinet bases. If you are installing solid hardwood that is being nailed or stapled down then you can install the cabinets on top of the floor. There are several Flooring First, or Cabinets? In addition, the finished floor provides an extra layer of protection in case of a plumbing leak. That's an effective defense against bigger bugs crawling in there after him and eating him.
Is this correct as long as I get the spacing at the walls right for expansion and use the correct underlayment for concrete? If you have hardwood flooring across the kitchen floor, you will be able to change the placement of cabinets as well as appliances easily. Even using drop sheets doesn't help because the smallest abrasion could cause a scratch on the polished surface. Yes you pay more in materials but you end up paying less in labour. Often without planning, these appliances can get locked in when the hardwood guy is done installing the floor. The flooring company wants you to buy more boards — why wouldn't they tell you to put boards down first. This is a big project and you want everything to turn out perfectly.
Or look at their website, they probably have information about installing their products there. If you are planning on using a solid hardwood or a wood floor that will be nailed down you will most likely have to do both because that will go under the cabinets. If you're going to have a plastic laminate counter top, then take the time to paint the underside of the counter top where the dish washer will be with oil based paint. They do this all the time, and the ones who get repeat business do it spotlessly. Tile manufacturers are continually changing their lines, so the cost of ordering and keeping some spare tiles should be considered an investment in your floor or kitchen renovation. I have removed old flooring and old kitchen Heres what I think it comes down to. In a kitchen area you may need to keep the area dry and clean up any spills immediately.