A kitchen island can provide an ideal extra work area in the center of your kitchen. An island can be added to any type of flooring, but to secure it to a tile floor, cleats should be attached properly to the tile to prevent any damage to the floor and to prevent movement of the island.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Marking pencil
- Wooden cleats
- Drill with wood and masonry drill bits
- Plastic lags
- Wood or drywall screws
- Construction adhesive
- Small finish nails
Measure the inside of the perimeter of the island cabinet or island base. Mark your measurements on the tile floor.
Set wooden strips, also known as cleats, on the inside of your measurements on the floor. Pre-drill holes, using a wood drill bit, through the cleats where the screws will go (place a screw at least every 8 to 10 inches). Place the wooden cleats on the tile and mark where the holes hit the tile. Use a masonry bit to pre-drill holes in the tile where marked. Place a plastic lag in the holes in the tile. Align the cleats over the holes and secure with wood or drywall screws.
Apply a strip of construction adhesive to the outside edge of the cleats and set the cabinet or island base over the wooden cleats.
Attach your toe kick (if using one) at the bottom of the cabinet along the flooring with a small strip of adhesive and small finish nails every 6 to 8 inches.