Installing luxury vinyl around appliances

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Old 03-03-17, 02:52 PM
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Installing luxury vinyl around appliances

Hello,

I'm getting ready to do an install on my new house of some luxury vinyl plank flooring (click in, not adhesive)

The plan is to use 1/4 round to the base trim, to cover the needed gap.

my question is around the appliances... what do I do where its a tight fit between cabinets... I cant run the floor to the edge of the cabinets..need to leave expansion gap. cant imagine there being enough room to put any trim in there to cover the gap...

do you just leave it? is that a concern for potential moisture if anything spilled? is there maybe a smaller type of trim I should use in those areas?

DOnt even have keys yet, not til next week, but im trying to picture this and i can see it having just enough gap to notice, but not enough room to cover it up.

any advice is appreciated!! New to all of this!
 
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Old 03-03-17, 03:12 PM
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I'm not understanding this. You say appliances. But you don't lay flooring up to and stop at the appliance (Range, dishwasher, refrigerator). You usually try to go at least part way under the appliance. Preferably all the way under the appliance. As for cabinets, leave the 1/4 inch gap and use a typical floor molding of your choice against the toe kick of the cabinets.
 
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Old 03-03-17, 03:29 PM
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I mean along the sides. I'm replacing appliances so they will be fully removed making it easy to run the planks to the wall. I mean the gap like to the left or right of the fridge for example. Maybe it won't be as noticeable as I'm imagining?
 
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Old 03-03-17, 04:02 PM
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Most of the time the feet on the appliances, such as a range, are set in a ways from the side, so there is room enough to use the same quarter round or shoe molding. If there's enough space that you would see the gap, there's most likely room for the molding.
 
 

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