How to Secure a Kitchen Island into Tile Flooring
Islands that house cooktops, sinks and electrical outlets are often fastened to the ground. Island installation follows the exact same basic principles as installing many common cabinets, however, tiled floors add a little bit of difficulty. In most installations are screwed into the ground. The cupboard base slides down on the blocks, and the blocks prevent the island from going. Because adding screws is impossible without breaking it, a particular diamond drill bit is necessary. If you prefer not to drill through the tile, then consider a different, portable style of island.
Put the island cabinets. Mark the perimeter or outline of the foundation of this island onto the tile floor with painter’s tape.
Lift and turn the island cabinets onto their sides to get the foundation beneath. Quantify the unencumbered space across the border of the bottom of their cabinets. Wood blocks secured to the ground will fit in these spaces; the cabinets will fit over the blocks. You need one block mounted to the ground within the bottom of each cupboard on all four sides.
Quantify a 2-inch by 4-inch plank into the length of a single measurement taken beneath the cupboard base and mark the board with a pencil.
Cut the board straight across at the mark with a circular or hand saw.
Measure, mark and cut more 2-by-4 segments to fit inside each side of the foundation of each cupboard.
Measure the thickness of the walls of the cabinet base. Most are approximately a quarter- to some half-inch thick, however, dimensions vary by manufacturer.
Mark a second overview on the ground within the painter’s tape outline with a pencil or washable markers. This instant outline is an adjustment that accounts for the thickness of the foundation. If the cupboard foundation walls are a half-inch thick, then the new reflective outline ought to be a half-inch within the taped outline.
Put one wood block onto the ground, aligning its outer edge with the new outline that you traced on the ground. Trace around the block with a pencil or marker. Repeat for each wood block.
Move the wood blocks into a surface.
Select a drill bit that’s the exact same diameter as the shank of a 3 1/2-inch wood screw. Fasten the piece to some power drill.
Drill two holes through each wood block, approximately two inches from each end of these blocks. For blocks that are longer than 8 inches, drill an additional hole through the middle. These are pilot holes that will avoid splitting the wood when you screw the blocks to the ground.
Put the wood blocks back on the ground within the proper outlines.
Fasten a diamond drill bit into the drill. The diamond piece should be the exact same diameter or slightly larger than the original drill bit.
Insert the tip of the diamond piece through one of those holes at a timber block. Drill through the tile below the block. Repeat at each hole in every block of timber. It is not required to drill deeply. The diamond piece needs to cut through the tile just, to reduce breakage.
Fasten a Phillips head screwdriver little to the power drill.
Drop a 3 1/2-inch wood screw into a hole in a wood block. Tighten the screw into the ground with a power drill. Fasten 1 screw in each hole in each wood block.
Wipe the washable marker lines off the ground with a rag dampened with water.
Lift the cabinets with the assistance of a minumum of one helper. Reduce the cabinets above the timber blocks, then go with the finishing measures for your own island.