Q: Should cabinets be installed on top of the hardwood flooring? I have heard different opinions and don’t know which is correct.
A: I don’t know that there is a right or wrong answer. If you think that one day you may want to change the layout of your kitchen somewhat, then, for the long term, it may be better to install the hardwood wall to wall. Some would rather save the expense of putting flooring under cabinets that they will never see.
Working around kitchen cabinents
I am getting ready to install 3/4" tongue and groove flooring in my kitchen where a remodel is being completed. The cabinets are staying so I am interested in how to secure the flooring that will be under their recessed toe kick area. There is not enough room to surface…
Wood flooring vs. tile in kitchen
Q: I am on the fence about wood flooring vs. tile in my kitchen. Is there a type you would recommend? We live in South Texas, it gets crazy hot; solid foundation for the house. I worry about spills with kids. A: I'm rather partial to quarter sawn white oak…
Wood flooring underlay paper
I am installing a hardwood floor in both of my bedrooms. I have a subfloor down. Is there anything else that I might need to put down prior to laying the hardwood?
Multiple layers of flooring
I would like to install a new kitchen floor. This floor butts up against a hardwood floor. How do I transition to keep all floors the same height? Do I have to remove the existing kitchen floor to make it even?