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Old 11-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Doing my kitchen remodel- Wall cabinets in- base cabinets in- In doing so- all my base cabinets are sitting on the subfloor (which is very level)- They are screwed into the back wall studs and some have shims in front to get them level. I plan on installing floor after and just running the floor up to the cabinets. Now- I will run the floor under the fridge and stove - no big deal- If I run it under dishwaher - it will raise dishwasher about 5/16"- I have the dishwasher sitting in it's spot now (not hooked up)- In looking at it in the position it's in- I have about 1/2"-3/4" clearance above it to where the counter will go- I know I've read some people said they raised all their base cabinets to compensate- Do I really need to do that or would you thing i have enough cushion there to tile under the dishwasher and be able to get it out? My thought is that the dishwashers are never exactly as tall as the cabinets (or at least it looks that way)

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For your peace of mind why not put the flooring or something the same thickness under the dishwasher and see if it is too tall or not before you do anything else.

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Take out the base cabinets, lay down som exterior grade plywood, equal to the height of the finished floor, that is cut to the dimensions of the cabinet width and length of where they will end at thw stove & fridge. That way everything will be cherry when you get done.

If you like, you can roll some Zinser or Kilz on the ply to seal and further protect it.
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Put the dishwasher on the subfloor. The dishwasher has adjustable legs and it will have a trim plate so you will never be able to see under the dishwasher that there is no tile.
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Put the dishwasher on the subfloor. The dishwasher has adjustable legs and it will have a trim plate so you will never be able to see under the dishwasher that there is no tile.
Good idea but I have seen where the people did that and couldn't get the dishwasher out because the flooring was too tall and the dishwasher was sitting in a hole.

I like doing it like Greg explained to do it.
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Good idea but I have seen where the people did that and couldn't get the dishwasher out because the flooring was too tall and the dishwasher was sitting in a hole.
Good point....Put the legs of the dishwasher on some scrap plywood secured to the subfloor. The thickness of the scrap plywood should be the same as the thickness of the tile/mortar/cement board.

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