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Old 01-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #21
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I'll do it either way, what ever the HO want's but if you raise the floor height without doing it under the cabs. it can be difficult to shim them in the "trough".

Also if the HO wants a heat vent in the toe kick it gets dicey in the already small space for the vent assembly.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:21 PM   #22
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Most cabinets are 34 1/2" high. Some of what you show on the list will not work unless you raised the cabinets.
Most of those units probably will have
enough adjustment in the leveling feet to
account for shorter clearances.

I know I tiled my kitchen up to the cabinets
without raising them and actually had raise
the legs to fit snog to the counter.

I'm sure the manufacturers have taken into
account that some units will be retro-fits,
so they're designed to fit various heights.

Do like Leo said and ply dishwasher area.

I try and use the tile for the toe-kick so
you get a pretty good seal once its grouted in.

If the HO wants the peace of mind of knowing
he can change the floor without tearing up the
cabinets,I don't see where its a big deal.
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Plywood under the base cabinets and tile where the dishwasher, fridge, range is going to be installed. It's more cuts but in the end it will look just the same. I am doing a project like that right now but it's prefinished hardwood. I think each way has it's pros and cons. No damage to flooring if done after the fact or easier installation if done before. It the end it's probably a wash cost wise.
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I prefer to tile after cabs are in. I have rarely been on a house that didn't need the cabinets shimmed to keep a level line for the countertops. If I install first, I can work from my highest point and shim out. Tile butts up to cabs, toe kick goes on, no one sees the shims. When I have to install on a finished floor, I either have to cut down cabs to to keep level or install some type of shoe on ends to cover shims. It's not that much more difficult. It doesn't save me any money,as the extra labor usually is about even with the reduction in materials.
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I prefer to tile after cabs are in. I have rarely been on a house that didn't need the cabinets shimmed to keep a level line for the countertops. If I install first, I can work from my highest point and shim out. Tile butts up to cabs, toe kick goes on, no one sees the shims. When I have to install on a finished floor, I either have to cut down cabs to to keep level or install some type of shoe on ends to cover shims. It's not that much more difficult. It doesn't save me any money,as the extra labor usually is about even with the reduction in materials.
its a good point.....but you could level the floor with the tile......just saying

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