I stopped the laminate just under the front of the fridge. I did not want to move it, especially on my own. I ran it under the cabinet edges and so on.
No doghouse to contend with. Made it easier, but being the poorly trained carpenter that I am, the many small protuding edges and angles were enough challenge for me. Also snapping in the laminate when a tighter fit under cabinet edges on two sides was hard to get done.
I used a small cut off piece and a rubber mallet to hit them together in those spots.
ok, so it wasn't later the same day, but 3 days later. Here's a pic of what happens if you install legthwise without "breaks" in between. This is only 1600 miles after the install where it looked beautiful.
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There are three grades of padding, get the best, I got mine at Home Depot it is red and white. I was told it is just like carpet, the better the padding the longer the floor will last. We really enjoyed ours till we sold the trailer.
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HD told me they only sell the red and white stuff now. I had already bought that thinner blue foam.Hopefully it will hold up ok. I installed across the trailer, but of course I had not measured that way originally so I ran out before the bedroom. On a positive note, I was thinking of carpet in the bedroom anyway and now that is what I will do.
Think its necessary to have a space around all the planks where they meet the walls? I do have a few that are snug, but could trim the ends a little more.
I installed laminate 3 yrs ago in 1995 30 ft Classic, with NO PROBLEMS so far, and looks GREAT.
There are a couple of photos of the floor in the set I posted on Members Photos recently with pics of my drooping ceiling repair.
To find them, just search Members Photos for 'Ken10' under member name search.