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rabbithef 02-11-2009 02:26 PM

laying flooring
 
I plan to do wood or laminate flooring in my kitchen. the cabinets are all set in place. my main question is should I put flooring under the gas range and dishwasher. And if I do won't it raise the range above the counters and will the dishwasher fit


Thanks

12penny 02-11-2009 03:24 PM

rabbit....yes you should, yes it will and I dont know. Much nicer job if you run it under. Stove and dishwasher should have leveling feet on the bottom. I'd be most concerned about the dw. Screw the feet all the way in and see what you get. Will it fit?

Floorwizard 02-11-2009 04:02 PM

Yea, alot of people forget that most appliances are adjustable.
I mean how many times do you actually pull the panel and look under there?
You may not like what you find...blech!

rusty baker 02-13-2009 02:57 PM

Just remember, moisture will ruin laminate flooring. It's not really a great idea for kitchens or baths.

bradnailer 02-13-2009 03:42 PM

My opinion, range yes, dishwasher no. You can run it far enough under the dishwasher where the front plate will cover and it will have the appearance of the floor running all the way under it.

Floorwizard 02-13-2009 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 229808)
Just remember, moisture will ruin laminate flooring. It's not really a great idea for kitchens or baths.

Wow. I still can't believe this advice is still given....
Not a great idea?

Wow....

Are you going to recommend tile?
What about the elderly and people who have weak bones or problem legs?

Recommend Vinyl?
Then they get a less durable product that also can stain.

Why say it's not recommended when it is by the manufacturers?
How about doing either of 2 things...

Say "I" dont recommend it....instead if "it isn't recommended"
Or just state the problem with moisture...which is correct.

rusty baker 02-13-2009 06:30 PM

If you would ever realize that you don't know everything you would be better off. Even a Swiffer wet-jet voids the warranty.

Ron6519 02-13-2009 06:43 PM

Semantics aside, laminate flooring in a kitchen has not worked out for two of my customers. Water damage by the dishwasher and sink areas in both kitchens. Wear through of the white pickeling stain in one.
The room requires a lot of cleaning and laminates are not up to the long haul.
Ron

Floorwizard 02-13-2009 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 229922)
If you would ever realize that you don't know everything you would be better off. Even a Swiffer wet-jet voids the warranty.

Of course it voids the warranty. That is an incorrect cleaner.
Installing in a Kitchen does NOT void the warranty.

How do you explain the millions who are fine with lam in their kitchens.
Or wood for that matter.

The fact is, it is recommended. Maybe not by you or some others, but it is.
I was not happy with my Subaru either but you don't see me saying it's not recommended to buy one. Lots of people are happy with theirs because they know how to take care of it.
Buying a floor just because of floods alone does not make sense.

And I don't know everything because I learn new things from this site everyday.

I can understand the personal attack as I was a bit peeved when I wrote my response. And I know it showed.
I appologize.

bjbatlanta 02-13-2009 07:37 PM

WOW, glad I wasn't in the middle of that one! I could feel the heat in Georgia!


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