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Old 07-18-2015, 02:16 AM   #1
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Flooring laid first?

We are planning on laying LVT plank floating floor in our 54 cruiser. She is empty and was wondering if we can lay the floor now and add cabinets on top later? Will cabinets interfere with the expanding and contracting?
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:41 AM   #2
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We are planning on laying LVT plank floating floor in our 54 cruiser. She is empty and was wondering if we can lay the floor now and add cabinets on top later? Will cabinets interfere with the expanding and contracting?
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Can't tell you about that type of flooring, but that's what the factory does with vinyl and carpet.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:35 AM   #3
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Any time that you anchor through the floating floor you are inhibiting the movement. If you anchor the cabinets or anything else to the floor, through the planks, the only way is to use an enlarged hole for the fastener and the item can not be anchoredtightly, or movement will be inhibited. Check with your flooring supplier. They are the ones giving the warranty. Chris
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I wouldn't. Secure cabinetry. Eliminate potential damage to floor during work. Install last.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:36 AM   #5
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Seal the floor to prevent water from soaking in if/when you get a leak from a window, lay the cabinets then install a floating floor. AS lays the floor then installs the cabinets (All RV manufacturers seem to do this). My vinyl floor is bulging now in several places due to temperature extremes between seasons.

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Old 07-18-2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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We did flooring first per recommendation from a very well known professional AS restorer at Vintage Academy. Our cabinetry is attached to the walls, and floats on the floors. Four years and extreme temp changes, no problems.
The biggest down side for us is it cost more for flooring because we used more of it. The advantage was the ease of laying it. Very little "fitting".
Our flooring is a floating cork product.

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What type of flooring did you put in?
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #8
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Lisbon Cork from Lumber Liquidators. They are 1 x 3 foot tiles that click-lock together.

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