I'm in the process of remodeling the lower level of the house with the
focus on remodeling the kitchen. I plan to install wood flooring over
my on grade concrete slab. Most likely an engineered floating floor
(although I have toyed with a glue down). So my question for the group
is should I install wall to wall flooring and then set cabinets on top?
Or cabinets on concrete and run flooring up to the cabinet?
I was going to do the latter, I thought way pay for flooring that
nobody sees. But I've built a kitchen island (60x30") that is a
"furniture look" and is cabinets supported by legs at each corner (and
hidden center leg). Consequently you can see under it somewhat (legs
are about 2" tall) so the flooring has be run under it. And since I
haven't decided on a flooring yet I don't know the final thickness. So
if I put the other cabinets on the concrete I need to compensate in the
height to match the flooring thickness to get the island and cabinets
the same height. So I thought heck with it, make them all the same
height and set them on a finished floor. I've heard of people doing so
but wanted to get the groups opinion. Any real down sides? Does it
effect the ability of a floating floor to expand/contract?