what to put under appliances ?


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Old 07-13-08, 09:12 PM
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what to put under appliances ?

i am doing a floating engineered floor in my kitchen (wife insisted).
if i put this under the fridge, stove and dish washer, i am afraid the weight will cause problems = prevent the floor from floating.
so i'm thinking of putting something seperate from the floating under those machines, like plywood maybe. what do you think ?
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Old 07-14-08, 01:24 AM
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Floating floors are installed under appliances. Some install flooring 2-3 inches beneath front dishwasher feet and rear adjusted accordingly.

Floating floors are not installed beneath cabinets because cabinets pin the floating floor down. Some cabinet manufacturers offer a 5/8" toe kick cover to hide the expansion gap and eliminate the need for quarter round.
 
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Old 07-14-08, 08:13 PM
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ok, i will install under the fridge. and 3' or so under dishwasher. but the stove, with the vinyl that is there now. over the years, with the stove expanding and contracting, has literaly wore holes on the vinyl. what will this do to the wood ?
 
 

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