Melamine cabinet base seal

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GavinHayler
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Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by GavinHayler » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:37 am

I'm going to be making some cabinets from melamine and was wondering if the edges of the gables that rest on the floor needs to be sealed or edged to prevent it from soaking up water in the event of a spill or leak. Or is there some other way to prevent this? Maybe a silicon barrier around the base?

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Re: Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:26 am

Anything you can do to protect melemine will go a long way towards keeping it looking good. If you are going with a tile floor, install a tile baseboard as well, this will be sufficient. For any other type of flooring, sealing the edge is not a bad idea.
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Re: Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by Shannon » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Usually the perimeter of the bases would be sealed to the flooring with a silicone caulk.
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Re: Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:57 pm

Hmm, I've never seen or done that. Islands maybe, but not wall mounted.
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Re: Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by Shannon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:13 am

yes I always silicone the kick and gable areas at the floor.
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Re: Melamine cabinet base seal

Post by GavinHayler » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:22 am

Great. Thanks a lot

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