I plan on doing the kitchen floor with engineered hardwood. (and the adjacent dining room too) what happens to engineered hardwood if it gets wet like under the dishwasher?
i am sure it depends on the flooring. but mine didn't suffer much damage, the grain lifted just a tad. nowhere near enough to warrant a replacement.I plan on doing the kitchen floor with engineered hardwood. (and the adjacent dining room too) what happens to engineered hardwood if it gets wet like under the dishwasher?
Good idea.don't bother putting it under there. get a piece of wood that same thickness as the total flooring, + 1/8". cut that so it stays under the front trim of the DW. but still supports the DW. then run the flooring up under the DW trim plate. or is that called a kick plate ? anyway, you know what i mean. also do this for your fridge and stove. when installing the appliance/s, put a piece of masonite on the floor in front of hole, appliance on top. this way, you will not damage your new flooring placing the appliances.
When I do engineered floating floors I typically run the floor under the refrig., stove and dishwasher. I never run it under or where cabinets will be. Run up to the cabinets, use your normal spacer between the edge & cabinet, and install quarter round/shoe molding. The one time I didn't, I replace the dishwasher later and have an unsightly gap. Dealing with that currently. Good luck.you know,originally, I thought I'd pull out all the cabinets so I could put the flooring on the entire floor but now I'm wondering if that's just creating work for myself. maybe I don't need to do that.maybe I could put the new flooring right up to the cabinets. anyone got any thoughts about that?
engineered flooring is a glued wood on plywood, and plywood by the way itself is also glued particles. The manufacturer of course uses super glue, but I wouldn't take a chance.
yes, it is not just a different name but it is a different techniques. Anyhow, all plywood or particle boards or whatever name it is, it is glued.hello Harry,
could be that the names for plywood and particle board are different between no. and so. America.