Laminate floors in the kitchen?

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?
Thanks. D
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snipped-for-privacy@citigroup.com wrote:

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 dish is.
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.
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So, what happened in the area where cat's water dish is? It's exactly the kind of thing that worries me (I've no cats, but 2 toddlers).
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On 3 Apr 2006 11:54:22 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@citigroup.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

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On 3 Apr 2006 11:05:57 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@citigroup.com 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.
Ken
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Laminate floors are a bitch to keep clean!
Tom

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I like our Wilson Art laminate because it is so easy to clean You are either doing something wrong or have cheap laminate.
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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 starters.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

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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Pergo in a kitchen shows all dirt since the finish is so smooth and uniform. A more natural looking product would not be so hard to upkeep.
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