Should I Put Flooring Under Cabinets?

Choosing between hardwood floors and tile flooring can be difficult. Call RUPP Family Builders to talk you through it!

Are you considering a kitchen renovation but don’t know whether to do flooring or cabinets first? While this may seem minor, it can be a pivotal element for this renovation and any other future. Wondering why? Let’s get started.

Flooring and Kitchen Cabinets

The debate on whether to install either flooring or cabinets first has been a long-standing discussion among homeowners and professionals alike. There are typically long decision processes for the types of flooring, cabinets, and appliances, but the order of their installation order is often an afterthought. Both options have good points, making this a captivating subject to explore.

Laying flooring under kitchen cabinets can provide a seamless look throughout the kitchen and offer flexibility for future changes. On the other hand, installing cabinets first and then flooring ensures cost-effectiveness and avoids accidentally surpassing standard cabinet height. However, not all flooring materials (such as floating floor systems) are capable of holding the weight of heavy cabinets.

The Benefits of Installing Flooring Beneath Your Kitchen Cabinets

By installing approved flooring beneath your kitchen cabinets, you provide a consistent, durable surface that effortlessly withstands moisture, wear, and tear. With this in mind, you can understand the potential to save significant costs linked to water damage repairs or cabinet replacements in the long run.

Furthermore, should you decide to remodel your kitchen or bathroom in the future, having flooring pre-installed beneath the new cabinets can make the process much smoother! Without having to demo, accrue extra flooring material, or install new flooring, you are more flexible in layout and design possibilities for your kitchen.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Flooring Material

Choosing the right flooring can be a delightful yet educational journey that will transform the heart of your home. As you begin this process, consider factors such as your lifestyle, design preferences, and budget to make an informed decision.

Are you looking for the appearance of expensive hardwood flooring but want it to be as cleanable as laminate flooring? Could luxury vinyl plank be the right compromise? Or do you want to install hardwood flooring that will beautify the home for decades to come? Do you have your heart set on a unique ceramic tile floor as the centerpiece for family gatherings?

Invite a professional kitchen designer to help you explore the wide range of available flooring options, each with its own unique benefits and charm. Keep in mind the importance of comfort and safety, as you’ll spend countless hours on this surface preparing meals and gathering with loved ones.

Solid Hardwood or Floating Floors?

By taking the time to research your flooring material, you can ultimately create a kitchen space that not only reflects your style but also enhances your daily life. It’s important to keep in mind that as convenient as a floating floor can be for installation, repairs, and cleaning – it is not a safe option if you want to floor underneath your kitchen cabinets. Despite the soft reputation that solid hardwood floors have, they are still the better option beneath base cabinets.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional for Your Kitchen Remodel

Ever seen an entire kitchen floor be the wow factor of a home? This is only done with professional help! Professional contractors and builders bring experience to the table, ensuring a seamless fit and perfect alignment between your baseboards and flooring. This is especially important if you want to avoid needing shoe molding.

Additionally, hiring a professional for this specialized service safeguards the integrity of the engineered hardwood in your cabinets, preventing any potential damage or misalignment that could result from a DIY installation attempt. Ultimately, investing in expert assistance for your kitchen flooring project guarantees a meticulously crafted space that not only enhances the visual appeal but also increases the longevity and functionality of your kitchen.

Maintaining and Cleaning Floors Near Kitchen Cabinets

Maintaining and cleaning floors under and against cabinetry can seem challenging, but ensuring a clean, hygienic, and visually appealing kitchen environment is essential. With a positive approach and a little education, it becomes easier to tackle those hard-to-reach areas, preventing dirt and dust from settling in your otherwise pristine space.

To efficiently clean under and against cabinetry, equip yourself with the right tools, like a vacuum cleaner with a crevice attachment, a long-handled duster, or an extendable microfiber mop, and keep your cleaning routine consistent. Additionally, you must be sure to get the right cleaning products. By and large, a hardwood floor cleaner will be gentler than what vinyl flooring is designed to handle.

Get Your New Floor and Kitchen Done Right By RUPP Family Builders

In order to achieve an impressive yet lasting result, it always makes sense to reach out to a professional like RUPP Family Builders. Our team can guarantee quality installation and will leave you with all the information you need to manage the upkeep of your dream kitchen. So don’t hesitate – call us today to give yourself the beautiful, stylish kitchen you’ve always wanted!

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