I HAVE TEMPORARY QUARTERS IN AN APARTMENT WITH A HALF-A-BUTT KITCHEN
WHILE MY HOME IS UNDER RENOVATION. NOT HAVING ANY ROOM IS ABOUT TO
DRIVE ME BATTY, BUT SINCE IT IS A RENTAL, AM NOT ALLOWED TO MODIFY.
MY SANITY DEMANDS THAT I INCREASE THE COUNTER SPACE AT LEAST A BIT. I
CAN BRING IN A COUPLE OF TEMP CABINETS, A KITCHEN CART, ETC, AND TOP
WITH A HUNK OF COUNTERTOP, BUT WOULD NEED TO COVER THE HORRID INDOOR/
OUTDOOR FLAT CARPET WITH SOME SORT OF SURFACE I CAN SPILL STUFF ON,
ROLL A CART ON, AND SO FORTH. THE LOWE'S GUYS LAUGHED AT MY NOTION
OF BUYING A BOX OF CHEAPO LAMINATE FLOORING....EVEN IF I AM WILLING TO
PUT IT OVER PLYWOOD OR CEMENT BACKERBOARD, TO MAKE A MORE STABLE
SURFACE. I DON'T CARE IF THIS FLOOR LASTS VERY LONG.....SIX OR EIGHT
MONTHS IS PLENTY. I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO GET MY WHOLE BODY IN THE
KITCHEN AT ONE TIME! AND ALSO TO BE ABLE TO USE A MICROWAVE WITHOUT
HAVING TO PLACE IT ON A BOARD OVER THE SINK! I AM OPEN TO ANY
IDEAS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, ADVICE OR ENCOURAGE FOR
If I read this right, you want to put plywood over
carpet and laminate flooring over the plywood.
Somewhere you will probably create a tripping
hazard not to mention the problem with opening
Since it's a temporary apartment, I don't see why you really have to
do anything. I would think you can put up with it. On the other
hand, if you're willing to buy laminate, have you asked the owner if
they would agree to allow it to be installed? Most owners would be
happy to have that instead of carpet in a kitchen. If you show them a
sample of something that looks attractive, I would think you'd have an
excellent chance of them saying yes.
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