Has anyone put vinyl planks in without removing existing kitchen cabinets? I went from carpet and linoleum kitchen to all vinyl floor. I don’t want to remove cabinets, can I just cut around them?
i haven’t done it, but i believe you can cut around it and then quarter round it.
What are you going to do about that lip between the 2 floors? Asking cause I have the same issue at my house and trying to figure out what to do
I went around them and added a trim piece to prevent the small gap from being visible
Remove the kick board at the bottom of the cabinet, install flooring up to the cabinet and reinstall the kick board.
You’re not supposed to put cabinets on top of a floating floor. It prevents the proper expansion. You just follow the recommendations of leaving a 1/4 gap next to the cabinets.
Recommend painting or staining the quarter round or shoe the same color as the cabinets. It looks better to have the floor color on the flat horizontal surface, then change to the vertical color for any trim. Also, if you only do flooring on part of the dishwasher or range, I would add strips front to rear to slide the back feet on. This makes it easier to get the appliance in and out, while helping with leveling.
We didn’t do it but the company we hired did just that. Previous owners had hardwood in kitchen which went under the cabinets. We had a leak in our kitchen sink so the counters and cabinets were removed. They were all reinstalled and then we bought plank LVT which the company installed up to just under kick plates.