Clarification - Kitchen Cabs Directly Installed on Hardi


Old 02-16-10, 03:00 PM
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Clarification - Kitchen Cabs Installed Directly on Hardi

Just wanted to run something by you guys that a "kitchen installer" had mentioned to me... and I was wondering if it was a legit or bogus method. He said for a lot of his jobs he will install hardibacker over the whole floor and then install the cabinets directly on top. The last step would be to tile around the cabinets. Can the cabinets sit directly on the hardi? Sorry... newbie question I'm sure. Just curious really.

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No reason why they cant sit on the hardie. A better way to do this would be to install the hardie, install the tile and set the cabinets on top of the tile.
Old 02-18-10, 05:08 PM
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I agree with Johnny, if you have a clear playing field, why not go ahead and tile it all and be done with it? What if you decide to change cabinets someday and they are made a fraction narrower at the base than yours are now? A "kitchen installer" should know better.

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