Asked by: Brigita Jennissen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th June, 2020

Is laminate OK for bathroom?

Surprisingly, laminate flooring is a better bathroom flooring choice than solid hardwood. Laminate can work in bathrooms if you take precautions to protect the wood base from moisture. With tight seams between the planks, it is difficult for moisture to work its way downward. Laminate is easy to clean, too.

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Similarly, what is the best laminate flooring for a bathroom?

Your best bet for a durable, low-maintenance floor is a range of 100% waterproof bathroom flooring options such as waterproof core vinyl, porcelain or ceramic tile, or rigid core waterproof engineered hardwood. Water-resistant laminate is also a great option. Waterproof bathroom floors are quick and easy to clean.

Subsequently, question is, how do you waterproof laminate flooring in a bathroom? Always use a PVA Type II Glue when gluing laminate flooring planks. Choose one in a bottle so you can regulate the amount of glue that comes out; you'll need very little glue to complete the job. You can also use silicone caulk in the expansion gaps to prevent any moisture from leaking underneath the planks.

Keeping this in consideration, is waterproof laminate good for bathrooms?

Pros of Waterproof Laminate Flooring Better with moisture than traditional laminate: Waterproof floors feature a moisture-resistant core so they hold up better to water than traditional laminate or hardwood floors. This means they can be installed in basements, bathrooms, kitchens and any room throughout the home.

What happens when laminate flooring gets wet?

Laminate flooring is technically resistant to water damage. If you spill some water on laminate flooring but promptly wipe it up, the floor will suffer no damage. If laminate flooring becomes saturated with water, it tends to warp quickly. This warping will first be noticeable at the ends of the individual boards.

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