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Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

Laminate flooring is typically not waterproof. Although many floors have moisture protectant cores and surfaces, it is not 100% waterproof. This may sometimes bring up the question, Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

What You Should NOT Do

Laminate flooring has an aluminum oxide surface that should never be tampered with. This meaning, applying a sealant or any types of stains or finishes is a bad idea and should never be applied to the surface of the flooring. Adding a “protective” sealant, such as a polyurethane sealant, can actually cause more harm than good by voiding your warranty!

Contemporary Bathroom by Sydney Home Builders Capital Building

Contemporary Bathroom by Sydney Home Builders Capital Building

What You Should Do

If you are looking to make your laminate flooring more moisture resistant it is okay to apply laminate flooring sealant to the joints only, do not extend to anywhere else on the flooring. You can’t glue laminate flooring to the subfloor as it limits the floor’s ability to expand and contract effectively.

Transitional Kitchen by Wyncote Architects & Building Designers JFA Architecture

Transitional Kitchen by Wyncote Architects & Building Designers JFA Architecture

Try Vinyl Flooring Instead

If you are looking for a 100% completely waterproof flooring option, we recommend investing in vinyl plank flooring. Bestlaminate has a variety vinyl plank floors to choose from – all of them giving you a waterproof resource. If you are still interested in purchasing laminate flooring, check out Quick-Step laminate flooring as it is a more moisture resistant flooring option compared to others.

Berry/Alloc DreamClick Pro River Oak Greige vinyl flooring

Berry/Alloc DreamClick Pro River Oak Greige vinyl flooring

If you are not looking to switch up your flooring just remember, laminate flooring sealant is only applicable to the joints – not the surface. If you have any other questions, write them in the comment section below!

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