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Question DetailsAsked on 12/31/2014

Is it recommended to install wood/laminate flooring under a dishwasher?

I want to replace the vinyl floor in the kitchen with a laminate wood looking floor. My husband insist that this is not possible to install the laminate under the dishwasher because it would raise the floor and then the dishwasher wouldn't fit back in place. What are your thoughts.

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1) use a linoleum or sheet vinyl product which is only 1/4" thick or less, and if you turn up the edges (except at front) and seal corners can actually act as a catchbasin in event of leakage and ensure it comes out under the front where you see it right away instead of draining down through exposed subfloor. If you have vinyl in under the dishwasher now you can almost certainly use new vinyl without a fit issue, and many fothe new vinyl products are almost impossible to distinguish from polyurethane coated laminate or real wood without getting down on your knees to check. And of course, engineered wood with real wood veneer surface under the clear vinyl or polyurethane protective coat effectively IS real wood.



2) put in laminate (preferably with waterproof glued joints and caulked/adhesive bonded baseboards around all but the front to achieve same catchbasin effect) if your dishwasher will fit in under with the feet screwed all the way up - usually there is 1-2 inches of adjustment possible with the feet.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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