Theoretically, the inside of your kitchen sink cabinet shouldn’t get wet, but in the real world, that’s just not the case.

There’s often a leak, either from the trap or the faucet, and if water sits on the plywood floor, it will eventually rot it out. Here’s a way to prevent that.

Protect Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet on the Cheap

Do you want to know the easiest, most affordable way to protect your kitchen sink cabinet? It takes just a quick trip to the home center and very little work.

Just buy some vinyl tiles!

They cost about a buck apiece and they’ve got a peel-and-stick adhesive on the back. So, all you need to do is remove the paper backing, peel it off, and it’s a simple installation — just press down.

But first, make sure you clean the kitchen sink cabinet floor well and remove all the dust, or the glue won’t stick.

Put Your Best Peel-and-Stick Tiles Forward

Now, you may have to cut off an inch of the tiles so they fit. If that’s the case, slide those sliced tiles in the back.

Then, butt the seams up tightly — as tight as you can get them — and press them down. This ensures you’ll have full tiles in the front.

And just work your way from the back to the front, all the way across the floor of the cabinet.

What you’ll end up with is a kitchen sink cabinet floor that’s not only water-resistant but also is really easy to clean!

Best of all? This works for any other room with a sink cabinet! So try it in your bathrooms and laundry room. 

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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