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Old 01-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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I want to lay a laminate product in my bathroom, any product labeled "water resistant" should work correct?

I have seen a vinyl plank product also is this suitable it appears that the stick to each other via an extended lip on the edge of each piece.

Couple of other questions, will resin paper suffice as an underlayment, this is a small bath. Also the tub is an irregular shape at the base and the laminate will have to be scribed and cut with a jig saw to fit. Are there any issues with using clear silicone on the first piece against the tub?

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I want to lay a laminate product in my bathroom...
any product labeled "water resistant" should work correct?
Until water runs on it. Maybe.

No laminate product should be used for a floor INTENDED to get wet...
or even for floors with a high likelihood of getting wet. It's that simple.

If you don't want the expense of tile... go with sheet vinyl.

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Thanks for the reply
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Laminite has to be able to expand and contract or it will pull apart at the seams. Hows it going to do that with a toilet bolted to it.
The seam around the tub area will be the first spot for water to get in under the flooring.
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Looks like ceramic is my option then.
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