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01:17PM | 03/07/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
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My wife and I are in the midst of a complete refinishing of our kitchen and "back kitchen" and have selected prefinished light brazilian cherry as our preferred wood flooring.

We were disappointed to learn yesterday that the leading outlet for wood flooring in our area (Eastern Massachusetts) cannot obtain this product for us before late April ("at the soonest.") Most of our contractors' other jobs, like installing the cabinets, have to wait until the flooring arrives.

We need about 400 square feet. (We have been quoted a price of about $5.95 per s.f.).

Any suggestions for earlier availability from a reputabls outlet (with a good warranty)?




12:49PM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
why not have them install the cabs, and wait for your floor.

It's not about what they like, it's what you want...

It's completely possible, and it will keep contractors OFF your floor.


12:48PM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
5 lifetime posts
I am advised to put the floor in first, so the cabinets stand on them; otherwise we have a problem if someday we want to rearrange the cabinets.


04:11PM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
scott, who is recommending install under the cabs? the salesmen?

is it someone who can profit from the extra 45 square feet of 8 bucks a square foot, that you just may never need or see?

It is true, that if you rearange the cabs, it could keep you from replacing the floor, but figure the extra sq footage you would need to buy and make that a part of your decision.


06:41PM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Floorcraft is incorrect.

The VERY BEST floor installations go UNDER the cabinets as any comprehensive building or remodeling contractor knows.


11:50AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Homebuild and myself have been going back and forth over this under the cab thing, and the different between our two opinions, is that I dont say he is incorrect, which is quite rude if I do say so myself.

For new homes and total gut of bathrooms, yes going under cabs can be a good idea if your thinking long term.

but for a floor only remodel, if you tear off the top, in most cases, the tops cannot be put back on. Not ALL cases, but most.

for instance, granite slab, formica that has been glued and screwed, ect.... cannot just be taken off and put back on. So why tear it all out to install under cabs in this case.

Homebuild, let's be a tad open minded, and stop thinking there is only one way.

YOU are correct, and in some cases incorrect.

In the future, I will be paying close attention to specifics of each post and responding as such.

sounds resonable huh?

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