We just purchased a bunch of cabinets for installation of a bar / kitchenette in the basement. There are 4 wall cabinets and four base cabinets. These are going to be installed on the existing hardwood floating floor, which are sitting on top of a pad and then concrete.
The wall cabinets I can do, I have installed many in the past. But what is the best way to install the base cabinets? Since the floor is floating, I don't know if i should attach them through the floor to the concrete (thus locking the floating floor down i think). Or should I just attach them to the wall and each other and let them float on on the floor? Or perhaps attach to the wall and then glue to the floor with a construction adhesive?
Part of the layout is a peninsula, so two of the base cabinets will only be touching another cabinet and not the walls. If these are not attached to the floor, it seems like these would have the potential to move if pushed or bumped.
I should also note that we will be installing a heavier counter-top, not sure yet if we will do granite, some other natural stone, or stamped concrete. But that might come into play as the weight may hold it down.