Floating floor under Ikea kitchen sink cabinet

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Posted by: from Toronto
11/18/2019 at 11:45:40 PM

I have been installing my Ikea kitchen which as you know uses suspension rails to hold up the cabinets which are further supported by the plastic Ikea legs.

We are also installing some Costco engineered vinyl plank flooring (They click' together) and this is going over freshly installed good one side plywood. It will be a floating floor.

The instructions for the plank flooring say that since it is a floating floor, I should not place it under the cabinets.

So, I am thinking of having the flooring go under the cabinets and almost up to the legs then stop. The Ikea toe kick will then go on and it will look ok.

I have also sealed the plywood near the sink with primer so that water does not soak in.

But my primary concern is that near the sink the flooring will extend under the sink only a couple of inches and then there will be a free edge.

Is this sufficient? Do I have to worry about water from occasional spills getting behind the toe kick and under the flooring? What is the best way to terminate the floating floor under the kitchen sink cabinet and be content that it is good enough?



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Date/Time11/19/2019 at 8:04:50 AM

Hi there is no need to stop the flooring at the kick plate you can go all the way to the wall the flooring will be fine under the cabinets

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Date/Time11/19/2019 at 10:47:23 AM

I don't think that you have to worry much about extending the floor under the cabinets. just finish the floor probably every where then install your cabinets tide and clean and nothing wrong! All the best...

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Date/Time11/19/2019 at 11:30:01 AM

Hey Stephen,

You ask a great question and honestly there is minimal risk with either installation

The important thing is to that the

The flooring allowed to expand and contract in all directions in order to perform properly.

If your cabinets are fastened properly to the walls as to take most of the load off the legs you'll be just fine. With that being said even an extra large fridge can prevent the floor from properly expanding and contracting

If this a waterproof product (100% vinyl)

Water will be of little concern.

If you are still unsure ? Follow the manufacturers recommendations, they are the ones who will be warranting the product

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