Originally Posted by johnny331
good info, it's reinforced what I thought in the first place.
I'll leave my expansion gap and floor around the cabinets. Thanks.
Most laminate flooring manufactures also sell quarter-round type trim that matches their flooring selections. The trim can be installed at the base (Toe-kick,etc..) of the cabinets. It covers that expansion gap.
TIP: Use clear silicone at all exposed edges of the flooring, in order to properly protect the material from water and moisture penetration. (Again - most laminate flooring manfactures stipulate this silicone use, with kitchen and bathroom installations - as a necessary point, regarding their warranty requirements).
BTW-The first time we thought about using the same material quarter-round stock, it sounded like it would not look good. We tried it anyways and were very much surpised at how good the finished product looked as a whole. (FWIW: The home owner was also very, very happy with the look of the matching quarter-round material)