Can anyone suggest a solution for my "bi-level" kitchen floor?
I want to lay a new locking (no-glue) laminate floor over the existing peeling vinyl tile in my kitchen. I plan to remove and replace all of the existing cabinetry and appliances, and so will have no obstructions during the installation BUT I have a problem with the floor underneath an 8’ long, 8” deep radiator.
Apparently the previous owners of the 83-year-old house had put flooring on top of flooring, but never bothered to build up under the radiator. As a result, there is a marked 1”–2” drop from the rest of the kitchen floor to the floor underneath the radiator. Being new to the DIY scene, I don’t know how much this would affect my laminate-floor-laying efforts/success, but I imagine that I should have as level a foundation as possible in order to achieve the greatest possible success.
Any suggesting on how I should proceed? Thanks!
Ps… I also don’t know how to lay the laminate around the radiator’s feet.