New kitchen...do you recommend installing ceramic tile before or after installing the cabinets?
If we install the c. tile first and have it go under the cabinets, that resolves some issues but is such a waste of material (& $). We could also have the c. tile go slightly under the cabinets and fill the rest with plywood underlayment. But if we do this, how do we secured the island to the floor without breaking the tile?
Or we could install the cabinets first and install the c. tile up to them. This would cause a lot of cutting, and it would cause issues with the dishwasher - if we tile under it, then it would be too high for the countertop...but if we don't tile it, it's too hard to install.
Any suggestions or advice would be great. I'd even take opinions as long as there's some basis in understanding of what we're doing.