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Up To Or Underneath…..That Is The Question?

Cheadle Floors recently fitted a new kitchen floor. With the kitchen units already in place the question was whether to fit up to or underneath them. There’s a lot of debate on this subject. As a Karndean floor fitter, Cheadle Floors will work with your preference, however there are several reasons why laying the floor up to the edges of the units and appliances is better than trying to install underneath. For example, sometimes kitchen units/appliances can be very heavy which puts pressure on the flooring and could, over time, cause it to buckle. In addition, why have the most beautiful floor hidden under the fridge, it’s such a waste, so keep the floor where it can be seen and in turn keep the cost down!

As an experienced Karndean floor fitter we were able to work around the kitchen units laying the floor up to the kick boards. We were also able to incorporate the step by the patio doors and tile up to and over this.

Our customer opted for Karndean black riven slate from Knight Tile range. While not real slate, this luxury vinyl flooring cleverly creates the appearance of slate with dark charcoal tones and undulating effects that give depth to the tiles. As you can see from the photographs this flooring was installed in a kitchen with modern units. These tiles work really well in this kind of contemporary setting but have the flexibility to look just as good in more traditional surroundings.
We started the installation process by removing and disposing of the existing flooring. We fitted 9mm plywood so as to meet the tile height. In order to prepare the sub-base, we covered the floor with screed. This creates a level floor that’s perfect to fit the luxury vinyl tiles on to. We then applied adhesive to the floor on which to lay the tiles. You can see each of the steps described in the photographs included as well as the stunning transformation.

Need a Karndean Floor Fitter?

As a Karndean floor fitter, Cheadle Floors have the expertise and experience to install Karndean flooring to an exceptionally high standard. From start to finish you will experience professionalism. We can also help and advise you on what to choose. Call us today on 0161 327 2158.

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