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asalsa442
Bluestar professional range with feet and floating laminate flooring in kitchen?
asalsa442

I was hoping someone could give me some advice. We live in northern California and have been in a large scale remodel for months. The new addition will contain an open living area, and after much discussion we elected not to do hardwood flooring due to dogs and kids and general upkeep. So we selected Armstrong Laminate, in one of the handsc****d / rustic with multiple board sizes for the whole space.

I am just having a hard time figuring out how to stop the flooring under our 48" professional range, because it has feet, not a stainless steel panel, so you'll be able to see under it? It's too heavy to sit on the flooring, so a glued down plywood, same thickness as the flooring was suggested, but you will be able to see that under the front?

Any suggestions on best way to hide this transition? Help....

Thank you....Andy

dj1
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Mastercarpentry
Re: Bluestar professional range with feet and floating laminate flooring in kitchen?
Mastercarpentry

You're finding the limitations of laminate floorings, which are not all they're cracked up to be IMHO. The wise engineers who design such things make them work in an ideal world but that's not where most of us live. You can create 'holes' in the laminate where the legs are and live with any gaps that develop. You can create a low-rise pedestal platform under the stove for the laminate to terminate into. You can eliminate that stove and go with something compatible with the laminate flooring., Or you can eliminate the laminate flooring and go with something better for a kitchen like tile- and that's what I would do.

Never does a product work alone- produce choices always affect or are affected by other things which never enters the minds of most design engineers. You have to design an entire plan to work together with everything that is involved or you'll run into yourself further down the road which as best will disappoint you and at worst will require another total overhaul to eliminate the problem. Laminate floors have their places where they will work OK but your kitchen as it is now is not one of those places. You can't always get what you want the way you want it without compromising something else to get it, and when such compromises have to be made it's a sign of poor design work on somebody's part.

Phil

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