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Old 05-29-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Around cabinets and sills


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I am planning to do my second floor with laminate. There is a 10x12ft landing area that is surrounded by sills on both sides and cabinets on one side.

Visually, I think I should butt the laminate against the sills and cabinets without leaving a gap. However wouldn't this a problem for expansion an contraction of the flooring?

How do pros usually approach these items?

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1/4 round molding stained to match the floor.

Many floors will have it as an option pre-stained/finished.
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I'd probably use a T moulding For the shoe rail in your situation.
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You can use a t moulding at the rail or just make a thin rip to put over the edge. On the cabinet side you install a lick plate after the flooring goes in.
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1/4 round molding stained to match the floor.

Many floors will have it as an option pre-stained/finished.


Is it for the cabinet to the floor transition? I was planning on doing that where the baseboard is and match the trim color.


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You can use a t moulding at the rail or just make a thin rip to put over the edge. On the cabinet side you install a lick plate after the flooring goes in.


What is a lick plate?

The T moulding look visually odd to me. I forgot to mention, I have 2 sill plate. One is curved.


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Your cabinet doesn't appear to have a toe kick recess. If that is the case, use color matched 1/4 round and attach it to the cabinet rather than the floor. That will allow the flooring to expand and contract.
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What is a lick plate?

The T moulding look visually odd to me. I forgot to mention, I have 2 sill plate. One is curved.
That was a typo for Str8. He was saying "kickplate" but the K and L are next to each other.
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