Can laminate flooring be waterproof?
If you're in love with the beauty, functionality, and affordability of laminate flooring, but you need waterproof protection as well, we have good news. Now you can have all of these attributes in one floor covering.
While most laminates can provide a certain water resistance level, some brands are now offering waterproof protection for your most important areas. Read along to find out more.
Laminate floors and waterproof protection
As you know, traditional laminate hasn’t always been waterproof. The particleboard core has always been susceptible to standing water, especially in areas that frequently experience spills and splashes, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
However, modern versions of waterproof laminate feature a core that’s more resistant to liquids than ever before. These floors can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and even basements, with much more peace of mind.
It would help if you still exercise caution when utilizing these flooring products. While they are an excellent choice in areas where moisture and humidity are an issue, they always react poorly to long-term standing water.
If your home has moisture issues in the subfloor area, a vapor barrier should be put into place. Once these proactive measures are put into place, you should have a great waterproof experience with these floors.
You can add more waterproof protection by using an adhesive installation method and installing a good underlayment. However, remember to clean up spills and messes as quickly after they happen as possible for the best results.
Visit us for your laminate floors
Braid Flooring & Window Fashions offers an excellent selection of materials to choose from for all your flooring needs. We also provide professional services to turn them into the flooring you’ve always dreamed of and more.
We serve Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville, Prince Albert, and Davidson, SK, all from our showroom in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Be sure to visit us there for the best laminate in Saskatoon today.