I'm about to finish my kitchen remodel, finally...
I have Shaw laminate for the floor and I am wondering how to handle
the problem of "under the 'fridge".
What will happen if I just lay it down and slide the 'fridge over it?
Is this a no-no? What, if any, are my options?
djones <at> LSidaho.com
David - 05 KTM 200EXC
Try to use the wheels as opposed to sliding it.
Also we have laminate in the kitchen, don't know the brand, and the
heat of the compressor (which is just a few inches above the floor)
caused the laminate to get mucked up, after a couple years. I put a
thick piece of cardboard on the floor under where the compressor is to
On 6 May 2005 09:20:05 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Oops, that's what I really meant
My concern is the fact the floor is no longer "floating" there and
what, if any, problems that may cause.
Appearance wise, I can probably just run the edge of the laminate up
to the wheels/supports but then there's the problem of getting the
fridge to roll up over the edge (if/when I need to slide it out) w/o
damaging the laminate.
We have Mannington laminate in a kitchen for a year and a half and the only
problem with it being under the refrigerator is that the refrigerator tends
to move a bit when you open or close it. The floor is still floating per
se. Purpose of floating is so it can expand and contract and refrigerator
won't prevent that.
Putting the fridge on the laminate floor will be fine, that won't cause the
floor to stop 'floating' and buckle. Mine is just fine. Just be careful not
to scratch it while sliding/ rolling the fridge into place, though this
isn't as big a problem as you might think, laminate is tougher than it
looks. As long as you don't trap any sand or grit under the wheels or glides
you should be fine.
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