Laminate flooring / plinth seal

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Marty074, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Marty074

    Marty074 New Member

    Hi guys, going to install my own kitchen in a few months and have a query please. If running laminate flooring to the feet of the units is it common to use a pvc plinth sealing strip to help prevent water ingress in the event of a spillage etc? Is this quite discrete? I've seen some people mention silicone online but equally people say not to and I don't really want to do this either. Is it common to use some sort of seal strip or just fit the plinth bare and be careful? Thanks
  2. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    I would go for bare plinth finished edge down, never know when you might have to access under the units, change integrated appliances etc. Maybe cut edges with a smear of silicone just to seal but not to stick to adjacent unit or end panel.

    How I did mine anyway, still looks tidy some years later with just a simple straight edge to the laminate which butts up underneath the plinth to the edge of the unit feet. Easy enough to unclip in case of spillage.
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  3. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    Personally I’ve just made and installed new ones to our kitchen. As there painted I’ve run the paint round the bottom edge
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  4. Marty074

    Marty074 New Member

    Thanks guys appreciate the help that makes sense. I was worried about any spillage getting through and in between laminate and membrane but I guess these should be few and far between.. hopefully it just doesn't happen!
  5. Roys

    Roys Screwfix Select

    Any bare edges I put PVA on to seal, I have had the kick boards off on my new kitchen twice in the last year so I’m glad I didn’t silicone it. Of course this is to protect the edges of the kick boards, I never sealed to stop water etc getting under laminate.
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