It’s always been my humble opinion that cabinets should be installed to subfloors (shimmed to finish height when needed) and appliances installed on finished floors.
I know this is an age-old debate, but have all the new “engineered” products on the market provided a clear consensus yet on whether cabinets should go down before floors, or vice-versa? We now have pre-finished wood, uncoupling membranes for tiling, and a host of innovative trim components that would seem to negate any need for wasting costly labor and materials to run flooring into areas where it will never be seen.
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