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Our company is constantly receiving calls regarding the following question: is Laminate Flooring water-resistant? Let first start with the definition of Laminate Floor. This type of flooring is a multilayer floor made of wood that fused with a lamination process.
It has grown in popularity because it simulates wood and stones. Indeed, a laminate flooring surface looks similar to wood because of a photographic layer. Also, people prefer it since in comparison with others traditional flooring it is easier to install and maintain. However, a laminate floor cannot be the best option for rooms with high moisture. Why? Laminate flooring contains a considerable quantity of wood that can suffer damages when exposed to water or moisture.
Water-resistant is different to waterproof. Water-resistant means that the material can resist the exposition to water, but cannot prevent the penetration of liquids. In the other hands, waterproof means that water will not be able to penetrate the surface of the material.
Laminate floor usually is only a water-resistant material that mitigates the risk of damages caused by moisture exposure. So in homerooms such as bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room; you must think twice before this type of floor installation. However, if you decide to install this type of floor, it is highly recommended to use glue to fill the joints between the planks.
Apply glue between the planks will ensure the quality and longevity of your floor. Moreover, today there is the option of buying waterproof laminate flooring. So it allows us to install it in any homeroom.
If you live near Norwalk, Connecticut and its surrounding areas Westport, Greenwich, and Fairfield, you should laminate flooring as an ideal choice. Many Connecticut residents believe that this nice-looking type of floor is money and time-consuming. However, it has many reasons to be considered the perfect solution for your floor needs.
Laminate flooring planks do not give space to dust and other elements that can cause allergies to your family. The laminate flooring underlayment, which works as a moisture barrier, also prevents the forming and sporing of mold.
Laminate flooring is scratch-resistant, highly durable, and strong. How? Well, it has external layers and coating that protect it. For that reason, it is great for high traffic areas.
Laminate flooring can be installed on all type of subfloor. It looks perfect on concrete and vinyl pre-existing floors. Moreover, when hardwood installation fails due to an incompatible subfloor, it is the most appropriate option.
Laminate flooring is the easier floor material to install. It is because the boards of it, interlock between it. Also, it helps you to reduce installation time because it can be placed over other floor types.
The installation of this type of floor is more affordable than other traditional flooring options. Why? Laminate flooring planks used synthetic wood instead of natural wood.
Laminate flooring’s surface is moisture resistant. For that reason, there is not a special cleaner to remove stains and moisture from it.
Laminate floor planks come in different colors and styles. Also, they come in a variety of stone, tile, and wood finishes.
Here at Marcos Stone Care LCC, we can ensure a properly laminate flooring installation. It will be water-resistant to prevent damages to your floor and subfloor. Do not hesitate to contact us; we will make your investment last for many years. Run and schedule your waterproof or water-resistant laminate floor installation. Our company is going to send one of its qualified and experienced professionals to give you a free estimate.