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Vinyl floor in empty kitchen

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Dain1, 20 Nov 2018.

  1. Dain1

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    Are kitchen units supposed to go in 1st and then the click vinyl gets cut in around it, or does the click go down wall to wall and the units go on top?
     
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    There is no “set” or “suppose to” way it is a matter of circumstance and what is agreed. Personally I want the vinyl down first and then units on top.
     
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    units on top sounds a lot more manageable, with no, or minimal (2mm) underlay?

    I'd like to keep the surface level as low as is realistically possible.

    Also, what's click like to take back up should the need arise?

    Thank you.
     
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    100% it’s kitchen 1st.
    Vinyl Click like laminate needs a expansion gap around the edges.
     
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    Suppose you could think about saving on the cost of the flooring if you set the kitchen base units first?

    There is a potentially large saving in a larger kitchen on flooring costs??

    Ken
     
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    so the click vinyl is fitted around the units?

    Would there be some sort of trim/edging that covers the expansion gap around the units, how does the gap thing work out there?
     
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    Dain1,

    What generally happens is that the flooring is taken up to and just below the kick plates, where you cannot see past this kick plate.

    OK if tiles this can and does lead to problems if there is a water leak, water ponds under the unit and eventually over time gets under the tiling.

    As for Click? same principle applies, the click is terminated under the kick plate and can be cut around the plastic supporting feet so as to get the click well under the kick plates

    ken
     
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    Hmm, the kitchen is upstairs with a chipboard t&g floor.

    So this kick plate stuff is the trim that skirts the base of the units..

    Any thoughts on putting a washing machine on click vinyl? There are various 60x60 rubber mats, and rubber feet also?
     
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    I have put a washing machine on them with no problems so far.
     
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    The units are on adjustable feet?

    The last one that I had was put in 25yrs ago and definitely didn't have legs. This could be why I'm confused?

    Dain
     
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    The last what ?
     
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    First kitchen I put in, 25 years ago, didn't have legs - they were the real budget range from wickes made from 15mm board which went down to the floor. It took me ages to pack them all level.
     
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    The last sink unit.
     
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    Me too but I only had single units in a small galley kitchen, there was only a sink unit on the one side, and a 500 wide unit with draws on the other. There wasn't anything else adjacent any of them so no packing required.
     
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    My old wickes unit had a combined stainless worktop/drainer/sink - with the same bull nose front edge profile as a laminate worktop so that you could butt a bit of worktop up to it. A great idea, do you know where I can get something like without hiring a tardis?
     
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