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Installing kitchen floor without trapping dishwasher

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Old 10-01-08, 11:15 AM
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Installing kitchen floor without trapping dishwasher

I am remodeling my kitchen and have planned to have my existing cabinets painted and glazed. I would like to replace my vinyl floor with 3/4-inch hardwood but do not want to trap my dishwasher below the level of the floor. One suggestion has been to raise the level of the countertop and place 3/4 in. plywood under the dishwasher to have it level with the floor. Does anyone have any experience with how to raise the countertop without leaving a large gap between the cabinets and the countertop? Thanks.
 
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You shouldn't have to raise the countertop to accomodate the dishwasher. There is usually plenty of room. Maybe the dishwasher has adjustable legs?
 
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yep. check for adjustable legs, and see how much adjustment is left.
 
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Thank you!

We checked and the dishwasher does have adjustable legs, which appear to have about 1 inch of leeway on them. Thanks for your help!
 
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Make sure you take the dishwasher out when you install the flooring. Better to have it out and find you can't get it back in, than the other way around. You can always lay some flooring in to test fit before the final install.

I've seen where a small scallop (for lack of a better word) has been routed into the overhang of the countertop to allow a dishwasher to be installed and removed. If it has to be done, it would probably be easier with the washer out.
 
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Thanks! That is a good idea.
 
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