Yes or no?
My main concern is that laminate is moisture-sensitive and in the
kitchen you're bound to spill things or just splash water on the floor.
Will this harm laminate floor? And what about moisture-resistant
laminates some brands offer?
I have it in my kitchen as a temp fix till I could get to the ceramic.
At that time there was no moisture resistant available. It's down 7
years as I still have not gotten around to putting down the tile. It's
as good as the day it went down - cept for 1 area where the cats water
I put down the moisture resistent tile in the spare washroom. It's down
4 years and has held up really well - caulk the edges well.
On 3 Apr 2006 11:54:22 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I have good quality laminate flooring in both kitchen and bathrooms
and we love it. Pick a good quality product, we took home a sample
plank and left it in a pail of water overnight for testing. After the
sample dries you will have your answer. jesse
On 3 Apr 2006 11:05:57 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There's laminate and there's laminate. We have higher end water
resistant laminate throughout our kitchen, powder room, laundry and
family room. My flooring supplier has the same thing in his home.
I have put regular, mid grade laminate into clients' kitchens and
baths ... no problems reported.
Yes, pools of water will eventually harm any floor. Wipe em up asap.
The laminates are made from a more durable version of the counter tops in
most kitchens so water is not a problem. Go with a good brand, not the cheap
crap from the dollar store. www.mannington.com or www.wilsonart.com for
I put laminate (the kind that looks like tile) in my parent's kitchen for them.
One month later the supply line to the ice maker leaked and a good portion of
the floor is ruined. All of the edges are turned up.
I myself put 600 square feet of Wilsonart Red Label in my family room and now
have a 2 by 3 area where the edges are turning up which never had standing water
on it as far as I know (right in the middle of the room).
I *was* a believer because I have dogs, but I could not now in good concience
recommend laminate to anyone except perhaps in a bedroom.
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