Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst.
Good suggestion: all perimeter areas should be siliconed in a kitchen application.
In fact, most manufacture's stipulate it as part of their warranty requirements (in bathroom and kitchen laminate installations)
This is correct. I just got through installing laminate flooring in a small bathroom. The manufacturer recommends 1/4" gap between the flooring and the wall and cabinets for under 1000 sq. ft. and 1/2" for over 1000 sq. ft. I used 1/4" since I only had 32 sq. ft. A whopper. Huh?
As I stated, I also used a different brand of laminate in the kitchen and the instructions were the same.
I used GE, Bath & Kitchen Silicon ll (Clear) in the gaps. It becomes solid, but it is still flexible.