Originally Posted by Big Bob
always plan on a little paint touch-up
after the floor work...
Each project is differant: client needs, schedule, access...etc...
Including scheduling preferances
I like to have floor covering near last on the schedule.
Why: The fewer trades working over the finished floor the better. A. less cover-up expence, traffic, and risk of damage [Murphy's Law (hammers and tools fall) ( paint buckets get knocked over.. wet paint on the bottom of a shoe) ..etc..] the GC always ends up paying... Also clients appear to like having a pristine new floor not subjected to the rigors of remodeling.
I like to schedule K-cabinet install while carpentry trim work is in progess. Depending on project this can be a little messy, saw dust producing, dragging cabinets through tight spots.. banging into walls..etc.
Floor covering is known and if C-tile (samples on site) cabinets are raised to proper height. (to avoid the buried dishwaster syndrome etc...) base is run to the cabinet, shoe-mold can even be pre-cut and left for painters & /or flooring installer.
A. why before flooring.. besides the traffic and murphy's law concerns
why charge for floor covering that is not seen or needed. range & dishwasher alcoves get C-tiled all looks good...grout lines or patterns get squared off cabinets. B. In the future when floor covering is replaced why go through the hassle of "it's under the cabinets".
lot's of ways to do things...whatever works for you.