Flooring in kitchen

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  1. Jan 9, 2018 #21

    Wuzzat?

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    To a small extent, yes. And for the holes without hardware cloth, mice will be coming in.
    Note to self: staple h/w cloth.

    For that 900 SF (130,000 sq. inches) floor, maybe 6 sq. inches out of the 130 thousand. And this is above whatever the code-approved cutouts for the ducts & water pipes are doing. Figure at least 1 sq. inch for each.

    It's a tradeoff.
    New floor every time your sink/dishwasher leaks or
    marginally increasing the chances of a house fire spreading from a basement with few sources of ignition.

    Do the numbers, Neal.
    You'd be surprised at how many opponents get deflated when confronted with facts.
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2018 #22

    Rusty

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    I have been a pro flooring installer since 1973. I have never seen it done.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2018 #23

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    Our first two flooring jobs did not include drilling holes.

    Do you recommend it?

    I should mention that there is an incentive to not do this, or even offer the option, and thereby increase the chances of the HO needing a new floor.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2018 #24

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    I would not do it personally, but if the HO wants to do it, any problem is on them. My insurance would not cover problems from me drilling holes in a floor.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2018 #25

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    My contractor's insurance would probably have covered it but I never made a claim.

    At this point the hole idea seems to be in limbo.
     

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