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Old 02-13-08, 06:07 PM
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I am working on a full kitchen remodel. A tile floor was added a few years back and the tile was run up to the existing cabinets. A subfloor and concrete were added prior to installing the tile. If I pull out the existing cabinets I have a 1" drop between the 2 sections of the floor.

I need to build up the floor so the new cabinets will sit flush with the tile. I also have to retile a few areas because I'm changing my cabinet configuration.

I've seen plywood, a wood frame that the cabinets sit on, and even pouring a self-leveling compound to bring up the floor.

What is the best way to do this?


Old 02-13-08, 08:23 PM
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You could lay down plywood for under the cabinets to bring it up to the same height.
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I agree with Mark, you could lay down a 1/4 luan then 3/4 plywood that should bring you up to the level of your existing tile. The areas where you will be retiling because of a footprint change, use cbu, thinset, tile in that area rather than trying to fill it up with plywood.

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