should you install laminate under kitchen stove and refrigerator

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Old 04-11-13, 06:08 AM
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should you install laminate under kitchen stove and refrigerator

should you install laminate under kitchen stove and refrigerator?I am not going to install under dishwasher.Should I glue flooring under refrigerator?
Is it safe for under kitchen stove?
 
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Old 04-11-13, 06:47 AM
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Laminate needs to float, should not be glued down nor have heavy appliances placed on top of it if at all possible.
 
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Old 04-11-13, 07:40 AM
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I meant by glued down was the seams of the laminate planks together
 
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Old 04-11-13, 10:12 AM
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I would not put laminate in a kitchen. When it gets wet, the particle board core will crumble.
 
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Old 04-11-13, 11:50 AM
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Dupont real touch laminate can be installed in baths and kitchens. according to their website cabinets should be installed first . install laminate leaving 1/4" gap and fill that gap with silicon sealant. Ok for under dishwasher, stove and refrig. guaranteed 25 years. already has foam backing attached. I am not a rep I just worked in flooring for a few years and we installed Dupont real touch in many kitchens and baths with great success. Laminate has changed a lot since it first appeared. several mfgs recommend for kitchens and baths but I would only use Dupont.It lt also comes in patterns that are hard to distinguish from ceramic.
 
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Old 04-12-13, 04:56 AM
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As someone who has installed since 1973, I would not want laminate in any kitchen. It ALL has a particle board core that will swell and fall apart with moisture. I have seen failures with ALL brands.
 
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