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epepperman 12-11-2011 12:26 PM

Flooring in the kitchen
Quick question. I am curious if we have to install our flooring under the dishwasher or just right up to it? The d/w measures 34-1/8" tall and the cabinets are 34-1/2" tall. We were planning on just going up to both. It is a floating 12mm floor (laminate with moisture lock) so it could be taken up if the d/w had to be moved.

Thank you.

rusty baker 12-11-2011 12:42 PM

As long as you leave a gap, up to it should be OK.

fixrite 12-11-2011 12:46 PM

If it were vinyl or tile I would tell you to do under the dishwasher to help in the event your dishwasher were to spring a leak. I have seen more laminates fail due to moisture than any vinyl or tile. A ladies cat tipped over its small water dish in the kitchen and the laminate flooring buckled by the time she returned from work. If you are still going with the laminate, good luck.

epepperman 12-11-2011 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 791286)
As long as you leave a gap, up to it should be OK.

How big a gap do you suggest? I have gotten many conflicting reports from stores, friends and a contractor so I am curious of your suggestion.

rusty baker 12-11-2011 01:10 PM

Follow the manufacturers instructions.

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