Can You Install Vinyl Flooring Under Cabinets?

Can I install vinyl flooring under cabinets, our customers often ask. No, it is never recommended to install permanent cabinetry on top of laminate or vinyl flooring.

Just like with a laminate, vinyl plank flooring will expand and contract with the temperature and humidity changes in your home. When cabinets are installed they are screwed down to the subfloor and to the walls to keep from tipping. When you put those screws into the laminate or vinyl material you are pinning the floor and not allowing it to expand properly. This will cause your flooring to buckle.