Floating hardwood floor and heavy objects

Old 02-26-11, 03:32 PM
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Floating hardwood floor and heavy objects

I want to install a floating hardwood floor in my kitchen, but I'm worried that when the refrigerator is brought back in, the floor will buckle. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Old 02-26-11, 05:05 PM
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Welcome to the forums! It depends on whether you install a thin cheesy laminate or a good thick engineered floor. The laminate will tend to be more flexible, and I would be wary of rolling heavy stuff over them. Thicker engineered flooring...no problem.
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get a piece of masonite. lay that on the floor in front of where the fridge goes. have the fridge brought in on a dolly that has rubber tires.
set the fridge on the masonite and push it into place. no damaged flooring.

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