I am in the process of selecting a new floor and countertop for my kitchen. Which should be installed first?
And should I decide to paint, what would the correct order be?
Thanks so much!
I would paint first, do the counter top next and finish with the floor. However, this order is not written in stone.
I would do the paint first as well. I'll be doing either of the two next. Personally, what you do really depends on what you are comfortable with.
I leave the floors for last. That way they can't get paint on them nor can they be damaged by dropped materials or tools as other work goes on and that kind of thing is almost certain to occur. Finish work is generally done from the top down for just that reason though there are some exceptions. They don't apply in this case so go form the top down.
Definitely paint first. Counter then floors.
Painting is definitely first, of course. But as for floor vs. countertop, as for me there is no significant difference in their order.