A kitchen island can be attached to the floor using various methods, depending on the type of flooring and the island’s construction. Kitchen islands come in two types: anchored and floating (moveable). The anchored method involves screwing a frame of four cleats using 2x4s to the floor where the interior edge of the island cabinets will be. Once the cleats are attached to the floor, attach the island’s base and trim to those cleats with screws, and you’re all set now.
The kitchen island shouldn’t be going anywhere any time soon. The other island type isn’t meant to be fixed to the floor. These are growing in popularity as options for a cheaper, more accessible alternative to installing cabinetry and countertops in your remodel. They come in various looks and functionality to maximize your design vision.