Floor install in kitchen

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Old 07-11-10, 12:41 PM
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Floor install in kitchen

I want to install a wood laminet flloor in my kitchen. I have a few questions:
1) Can I install it over the existing linolieum floor? If so would I still need the padding underneath?
2) Would you install the floor first and then install the base cabinets on top OR put the base caninets in first then the floor to the base cabinets?
3) What is the proper technique when attaching a wood laminet floor for the second row and on: IE- tapping the joints into place? I put a floor in with a friend and this is what we had to do after the first row was in. Is their a better way?

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Old 07-11-10, 06:55 PM
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1) Yes, if linoleum is in good shape. And Yes, use the manufacturer's specified padding.
2) Don't install cabinets on top of laminate. Laminate must float and give, so if you put a heavy cabinet on top of it, you will experience warping. Bring your laminate to within 1/4" of the cabinets and install shoe molding to hide the ugly.
3) some floor is click lock. Once clicked in place you tap the ends together, but I don't know of another way to do it.
 
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