Question on floor gap with Cortec flooring

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  1. Oct 25, 2017 #1

    cvcman

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    I have installed a Cortec 18 x 24 let
    The instructions say the flooring is stable and won't move, they say be sure to have 1/4 " gap on "perimeter walls and any adjoins wood or laminate floors"
    I have at least that much gap around all the walls and I put the base on top of the floor, nailed into the wall,,, but under the cabinet toe kick I have less than 1/4 gap
    The toe kick is hollow so do I need to worry about this ??? I can't imagine that cabinet moving it's nailed to the floor and the base plywood is right up against it
     
  2. Oct 26, 2017 #2

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    Depends on the room size and if that room is connected to other areas. Also, if it has sliding glass doors, the floor will expand because of the heat from the sunlight..... in which case they recommend keeping shades on the door opening or an entry rug to cover that section of floor.
    You're probably going to be OK, but that depends on the room size and location of the cabinet. More details would help.
     
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    Well it's a typical ranch galley kitchen, no sunlight issues very dark kitchen,,, the width is about 7 ft and it's about 12 ft long,,, it's a 12 ft long base cabinet ,,, the back of the cabinets are against a wall that has a enclosed porch on the back side, the opposite wall has the living room on the other side, that wall has a nice gap as do all the other walls, I was going to use a right angle seemed saw to cut it out but I may make a mess
     

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