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Old 04-06-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Laminate flooring as kitchen backsplash??


Hey,

I would like to install some laminate tongue and groove flooring on the wall as a kitchen backsplash. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with such a project.
Nail and PL the panels on drywall, or just PL adhesive will do the trick?

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Not a great plan for several reasons.
Laminate expands and contracts. It should not be glued to anything.
Gets wet once and it starts to delaminate.

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the wall in question is not near any water source (sink is in a island a few feet away). So it won't get wet at all.

I think I'm going to go with glueing and nailing. I just found this HomeDepot video, (youtube.com/watch?v=ShJ7s4NzdP8)

It seems pretty straight forward.
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I see no problem with this provided you take a few precautions. I would use a silicone to glue it to the wall so it can still move. Don't install it tight to the cabinets and countertop. Give it 3/8" or so under the cabinet so it has a chance to expand without buckling. You can cover the gap with a matching molding trim.
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