New kitchen floor is oak planks with 3 coats of poly. I’m thinking about putting tar paper under the dishwasher and folding the seams up against the adjoining cabinets so if there is a leak it will leak out the front under the toe kick and I’ll find it before it causes too much damage.
Another thought was to put tar paper or a membrane and then drill a weep hole (leading to the basement) so any leaks will exit there.
Can anyone offer a reason why this might be a bad idea? I’ve never had a dishwasher leak before so I understand I’m being paranoid but I did have a trap leak in a powder room with hardwood floors and we found the leak after noticing the planks buckled a little.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Edited 5/2/2006 1:19 pm ET by Mojo