Laying laminate in kitchen - space around cabinet end panels

3 May 2015
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Afternoon all,

Just had a new kitchen fitted, and lovely as it is, I now need to lay laminate to finish it off.

Now, I have experience of laying laminate in living rooms and bedrooms but never a kitchen, so when I come up against a kitchen unit end panel that is down to floor level, how much gap do I leave?

I laid it out with a 10mm gap but it looked awful, such a big gap just made it look badly finished and cheap.

The flooring is Helvetica Flooring 8mm click lock. I am leaving 10mm around the walls as there will be skirting so covering above it. But around the base of the units it looks stupid.

I will also be cutting the floor under the plinths up to the unit feet rather than just cut it up to the plinth itself, if that makes sense.

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Yes that’s what I was going to say. If you can’t get the panel off undercut it.

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