Kitchen/Laundry Flooring pt.2

The kitchen flooring came in. It looks awesome. $4/s.f. 1x3' marmoleum click flooring in eucalyptus color from greenbuildingsupply.com.

 It looks more yellow in person

It looks more yellow in person

 I used a filter to make it look more accurate. 

I used a filter to make it look more accurate. 

The flooring instructions say to leave it in the room it's going into for 3 days minimum. THIS IS NO JOKE. It WILL buckle. Wood click flooring takes even longer to acclimate - usually 10-14 days. You should take this seriously and take seriously the edge gap specs. If the flooring has no room to expand or contract that will also cause it to buckle. 

First piece will dictate square. If the back wall is off, then the whole floor will be off.

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 Seeing what's square

Seeing what's square

 I used this recycled stuff that looks like it's made out of ground up carpet as underlayment. The orange is the moisture barrier that's attached to the top side.

I used this recycled stuff that looks like it's made out of ground up carpet as underlayment. The orange is the moisture barrier that's attached to the top side.

 You need to leave a 3/8" gap around the edges. That makes some of the pieces difficult to cut. 

You need to leave a 3/8" gap around the edges. That makes some of the pieces difficult to cut. 

The 3/8" expansion joint needs to be covered with trim. 

 Options  

Options  

 Cove trim

Cove trim

 Behind the stove

Behind the stove

 The wedgewood is in place and working

The wedgewood is in place and working

 Kitchen marmoleum is done - awaiting trim

Kitchen marmoleum is done - awaiting trim

 Like the expansion gap, the trim to cover it gets pretty complicated in places

Like the expansion gap, the trim to cover it gets pretty complicated in places