Ok so I going to have to replace atleast 3 floor joists in my kitchen that have rotted out, thats not a problem. However, we are going to have to take up a good chunk of the lanolium ( i know i butchered the spelling there sorry) and I've never like the look so decided to go with laminate and replace it all together.
Ive been looking at Armstrong laminate and it seems to have good reviews, however im open to any other suggestions that you have used that has worked well. Also they come in different thicknesses and im not sure how to go about determining what size to get.
Last but not least of course as with most kitchens I do have base cabinets, I do NOT want to pull those out to put the new flooring down, would it be ok to treat the cabinets like walls and just cut the laminate to fit around them?
I have installed at least a thousand laminate floors, and, in my opinion, Armstrong is one of the best out there. You might also look at Wilsonart or Uniclick. The thickness of the floor is not very important, as all direct pressure laminates will have the same thickness of the wear layer, so base your choice upon which one looks better on the surface. Going around the cabinets and trimming them with quarter round is the proper way to install in the kitchen, as having cabinets on top of the floating floor can restrict its movement. Have fun!! http://flooryou.net