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Appliances over floating vinyl floor

I'm planning on putting vinyl plank flooring in my kitchen and I was wondering about the appliances going on top of the vinyl.  It's a small kitchen in a small house so the washer and dryer are stacked in there as well.  My concern is if I put the vinyl planks under the stacked washer that it will not allow the floor to float properly.  Should I put the planks under the washer or leave it on the existing floor and bring the planks up to the edge of the washer?
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Posted 2018-01-07T02:31:53+0000  by Chewcifer Chewcifer

Hey Chewcifer,

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community.

Install the vinyl flooring planks wall to wall so that the stacked washer/dryer unit can go over it. The entire floor can and will float due to the tremendous pounds per square inch tolerance the system will allow. 

In fact, it would be a worse idea and not look good if you simply butted up the planks to the appliances and left it open. That can also lead to planks in that area shifting due to no edging there. So in short, install it wall to wall, and your vinyl plank flooring will work just fine.

Let us know if you have any further questions,


Posted 2018-01-08T15:15:02+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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