Fear of Frying!
Directory Of certified contractors - Service Technician Forum Pages - Have no fear; I’ve installed hundreds of kitchens with great success. If the rest of your home and adjacent areas like your dining room or breakfast nook have beautiful hardwood, using sheet vinyl or VCT will probably detract from the overall look of your home. Tile is hard under the foot when standing and cooking and is cold on your feet when you’re making your morning coffee at 6 am. Use a good urethane adhesive like Urban Four. Lastly make sure you have a couple left over boxes of the original wood stored away in your home in case a few planks need replacing. Also if you’re a do-it-yourselfer and you’re planning on using one of the new glue less fold and lock floating floors in your home just use a little waterproof Titebond wood adhesive in the tongue and groove when you’re installing in the kitchen. This will prevent spilled water from getting underneath your floating floor or you’re glued down floor. This will prevent topical spills from seeping between the planks giving you time to mop up the spill. Bon appetit. I’ve seen glued down engineered floors completely flooded that once dried sustained no visible damage. Also never use inexpensive water based adhesive to glue down your hardwood floor in possible wet areas. Make sure your contractor fills the entire perimeter (expansion gap) at cabinets behind the refrigerator and around islands with flexible clear silicone. Even a major spill can be mopped up before you can do much damage. . Here are a few things to keep in mind when your floor is being installed
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