I like the feel, color, easy installation and easy maintenance of the
currently popular wood flooring. There is of course the solid wood
and then there is the compressed board type, the latter being cheaper.
Are there any negatives in using the compressed board type flooring
for the renovation of my bathrooms? Will the material absorb water
and swell as in the particle board type furniture?
Ha Ha. Fact is ANY male that stands at the toilet is making tiny splashes
in the water. Even women can dribble over the side at times.
The person that does our cleaning at work is always lamenting at how bad the
ladies room is.
<< As you become more "grown up" you'll learn to pee IN the toilet and your
family will be soooo grateful. >>
And if you're raising small children, make them go outside in a secluded part
of the backyard.
We have solid wood flooring sealed with moisture cured poly in9 two bathrooms.
They have been in place since 1979.
They work fine.
I wouldn't use composition material.
I sense it will absorb moisture.
The hell with wood. Did you ever see the episode of Home Improvement where
Tim builds the Perfect Guy Bathroom? Stainless steel everywhere, huge
television behind glass, floor drain and a steam hose (for cleaning), and if
I recall, windshield wipers for the TV's glass cover. Priceless! :-)
Mine are Diamond. Never scratch, don't stain, and reflect light. They
are a little more expensive than the granite ones, tho. The worst thing
about it is that people are always trying to chip off pieces of it.
I wonder how they define moisture. High humidity? Saturation? Many of the
laminates are 100% plastic and should not have a problem. I'd be more
concerned about a leak past the laminate to the sub floor.
I'm going to have to check that again when I troll those aisles. I just may
have said it was guaranteed against moisture "except" in a bath or kitchen.
No problem with getting under the laminate if applied over a slab though.
Guess you already knew that!
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