Re: Tile before or after installing cabinets
You're going to get about a 50/50 mix of those who recommend tile before and those who recommend doing it after the cabinet install.
IMHO, it's better to do so after, that way you're not risking damage to the floor while other work is being completed. To compensate tile under the stove and dishwashers, you need to raise the cabinets by the finished thickness of the tile, this is most easily done by attaching strips of plywood to the bottoms of the cabinet sides to fully support the cabinets. With this done, you can now tile under the dishwasher and stove without having clearance issues within the cabinets for the appliances or service issues should they need to come out.
Another benefit to laying the tile afterward is that if your installer is worth his salt, he will be able to lay out better aesthetic lines. You can prevent slivers of tile along cabinets and walls, etc.
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