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Kidding.  This is a video of things that we look for when inspecting an existing Kitchen where a client is looking to replace the floor ... 


 The video is 8 minutes long and a bit repetitive, but the highlights are as follows:

  • Keep in mind that you'll need to disconnect the appliances before you start and reconnect all the appliances at the end of the project.  Those typically involve water and gas as well as a waste line of some type for the dishwasher.  
  • The appliance heights will almost definitely change.  Will they fit in their original locations after the new floor is installed? Remember that you'll need to access them for service ... getting them into place after the installation is only half the battle.
  • How will you deal with the toe kick?  If it's removable, the video covers this.  If it's not removable, you'll need to cut the floor along the edge of the toe kick - best tool we've found for this is a multi master by Fein, the Dremel ones don't have enough power - and put a piece of molding along the edge of the cut after the new floor is installed.

Something not mentioned in the video: you'll need to move those appliances back into place over a finished floor.  Remember that broken wheel on the refrigerator you figured you'd never have to deal with again?  Might be a good time to take another look at it.

AuthorMarc Ringel