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Ask Bob and Betsy: Can I Use Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom?

Ask Bob and Betsy: Can I Use Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom?

Dear Ariana, You’re right. There’s no such thing as waterproof laminate flooring. But that does not mean that laminate cannot be installed in rooms where there is some water. The biggest concern with bathrooms is both water and humidity, which can cause buckling or bubbling. For those reasons, we would only recommend installing in a half-bath or powder room that ... Read More »

Can I Install Laminate Flooring Under A Bathroom Toilet And Sink?

Can I Install Laminate Flooring Under A Bathroom Toilet And Sink?

You’re finally doing that new bathroom renovation! Awesome! You’ve decided on the laminate flooring, the perfect pedestal sink, and a brand new toilet. But you know that laminate flooring isn’t waterproof… so, do you install the flooring under the bathroom toilet and sink, or do you cut around it? Start With The Flooring If you’re installing a new floor, sink, ... Read More »

Is laminate flooring water resistant?

Is laminate flooring water resistant?

We are often asked is laminate flooring water resistant. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t cut and dry. Most surface spills can be wiped up quickly and will not cause any harm, however if spills are allowed to soak into the joints of the laminate, major issues can occur. Here is the break down: Laminate Flooring Is Water Resistant If you are worried about your ... Read More »

Is Waterproof Laminate Flooring Right for Your Home?

Is Waterproof Laminate Flooring Right for Your Home?

It comes as a surprise to many homeowners – waterproof laminate flooring does not exist. You see laminate flooring for bathrooms and kitchens, so it makes sense that you would assume that the flooring in these moisture, spill-ridden rooms is waterproof. However, this is not the case. Laminate Flooring Is Water Resistant This means that if liquid is spilled on ... Read More »