Should the floor go under the cabinets?
When cabinets are installed, is the floor supposed to go under them? Our house is on a concrete slab. Our contractor originally told us he was going to put a 1/2" thick plywood board under the cabinets, but then he ended up installing the cabinets directly on the slab. I've since realized that when the wood floor is installed, the counter top will effectively be about 5/8 to 3/4" lower, putting it a little over 35". I never realized it before but my old counter top was actually over 37" high and I had a thin vinyl floor, so my new counter top seems extremely low! Ahhh, something totally unexpected! It's too late now but I was just wondering how it is usually done.