Is it OK to put cabinets on a floating floor?
Correspondingly, can you put appliances on a floating floor?
Floating floors come in a variety of materials, such as engineered hardwood or cork, but not all are suitable for a kitchen floor installation. Because the weight of appliances, especially refrigerators, can stress or break the tongue-and-groove fasteners, select a snap-together floor designed especially for kitchens.
Subsequently, question is, how much weight can you put on a floating floor? Quick Recap. The biggest concern with a heavy object is pinning your laminate to the subfloor. With direct pressure on the joints and planks, this can cause buckling if expansion and contraction is blocked. Pianos under 500 pounds should be fine over a properly installed laminate floor.
Also to know, should flooring be installed before or after cabinets?
If part of the floor is trapped underneath the heavy cabinets, it can not properly move. This can cause all sorts of issues including bulging, buckling and breaking. So, floors that are nailed (or glued) should be installed BEFORE the cabinets and floors that are floated should be done AFTER the cabinets.
Can you put a fridge on a floating floor?
While placing a refrigerator on a floating floor is a common practice, it's a good idea to plan ahead. Purchase and install a good-quality set of rollers for the bottom of the refrigerator before placing the unit on your new laminate floor.