Laminate in kitchen

How do you fit laminate in kitchens when it tells you not to have it fitted under fitted kitchen units. Do you lay it to the kickboard with a expansion gap and put beading around or can you put it under the kickboard slightly?

Asked by Briony on 15th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Beading can be used against the kickboard, however it looks neat if you use a multi-tool to trim all around the bottom of the kickboards so the laminates can slide under slightly."
Answered on 16th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Right to worktops and expansion at walls and plinth legs. Silicone seal against work units, beading looks rubbish.
As long as there’s expansion gap at one end, you’ll be ok. If expansion isn’t available at either end then beading will have to be used."
Answered on 17th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2016 - report
"Laminate can be fitted under kitchen units if you want"
Answered on 17th Nov 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Hi There, it comes down to preference if you want the laminate running all the way to the wall under the units I personally think it’s a waste. Best this is to fit the laminate to the legs of the base units and then fit the plinths on top so you can seal the floor. I’ll always recommend a waterproof laminate."
Answered on 17th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"I have been installing 6 years never had issues , I always undercut and also go under the kick boards for a cleaner finish"
Answered on 18th Nov 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"You can install the kitchen first, then have the floor going under the kickboards for a better finish."
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Hi your answer it is OK to laminate tour kitchen but with water proof flooring also ou can go as close to the unit legs with a 5mm gap,I hope this is useful to you, thanks andre"
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"You can have it fitted up to the kickboards and bead around it afterwards with no problem. Ideally you would want to undercut the end panels to allow the boards to sit underneath nicely otherwise there's a lot of fiddly cutting out round the panels etc."
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hello you can taket kickboard and doing floor to legs and after fitting back kickboard and where you have end panel you can doing gap silicone"
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Hi lay it upto the base unit legs n chop kick boards to size when i lay it in kitchen :)"
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
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