Hi...just a short question.
I am now a seasoned pro at laying Laminent flooring
(hardwood flooring clone). I can make it look like a pro installed it now
after doing a few bedrooms........
Question I have ...is it any good for bathrooms?...
I mean...it IS a fiberboard underneath so under wet conditions like
crawling out of a shower wet dripping on the floor.....condensation of
showering etc... any Comments???
What would one use for a baseboard beside the tub....straight
Personally, I detest the stuff- looks like a big kitchen counter to me,
especially the faux woodgrain entry-level stuff. But taste questions aside,
IMHO, the stuff is marginal for kitchen use, and totally out of the question
for bathroom use, for the very reasons you mentioned. There is a reason
people went to ceramic and vinyl for those areas. Even fully-urethaned
<real> wood, once it gets some wear, usually shows water damage, eventually.
Fiberboard base is basically a sponge. One little crack in a seam....
We put laminate in my parents kitchen and 2 baths. Used Mannington and
checked with them first. The edges of the snap together stuff is very water
resistent according to Mannington and as long as the perimeter is sealed
with silicone caulking per their instructions it works well. So far it has
been good and my parents are old and I am sure they get the floor quite wet
after a shower. Mannington guarantees the stuff for water resistence except
for major flooding where insurance would normally apply. COmpare
warranties.... their's seems one of the best. Others say any water must be
wiped up within an hour for the warranty to apply.
"Jim M" <jim> wrote in message
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