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Old 11-05-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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We would like the same flooring throughout the cabin we are building and would love hardwood flooring but have heard that does not do well in the bath. Are ceramic and vinyl the only options we have for our bathroom flooring? We have looked at lots of options and have read conflicting information concerning Alloc use in bathrooms as well as bamboo. Do they hold up well?
At this point we are thinking of putting down Masonite over our plywood subfloor and living with it for a while.... has anyone ever painted it?
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I have installed hardwood flooring in bathrooms. Personnaly I would only recommed it in a half bath. Just remember, like flooring in the kitchen, wipe up the drips! (yes, those drips too)

Flooring in the bathroom is VERY popular out in "the Hamptons"! LI, NY

Go for it, it's a great look.

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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In a powder room fine, but never in a regular bathroom. Do not install masonite as an underlayment for anything. It's very unstable and many manufacturers specifically prohibit its use.

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Thanks for the info on the Masonite! I have been reading that some folk are just painting their plywood subfloors until they can afford a "real floor". Maybe we should just go that route till we can figure out what the heck we are doing...

Hardwood in the bath... I know we would be diligent about our "drips".. all kinds ... but would hardwood be a selling point if we ever decide to move? If we go ahead and lay vinyl in the bath, what is the best underlayment to get up to the height of hardwood or Alloc or whatever we choose in the rest of the house? Do folks usually use lauan?
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:55 AM   #5
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I agree with Jazmans commetns totally. Masonite is a no no, run from it as most manufacturers recommend. Also putting hardwood in a full bath is risky due to the high levels of humidity. Although i would discourage it if you go that route you want an engineered hardwood meaning 3 plys of wood. The plys are run cross-directionally and help to keep the wood more dimentionally stable in high humidity areas. Also in regards to your question about adding value to your home there is nothing better in flooring than hardwood and ceramic. Both are considered lifetime floors and the apprasied value of the home goes up 2-3x the initial investment of the flooring. Vinyl, laminate (including All-Lock), carpet etc are considered temporary floors and add no value to the home...the next homeowner will eventually have to replace it.

if you are still considering hardwood once you've made your selection talk with the manufacturer to get thier official approval about going into a full bath area. With the engineered wood flooring you should be fine but again get manufacturer recommendation first.
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I think I recall that bamboo is not so good in moist places, like basements and bathrooms. Cork is better, and it's very nice looking, if you get a nice pattern. Feels good underfoot too.

If you go with hardwood, keep in mind that some species hold up to moisture much better than others. Maple is a big no-no. It will get black streaks (spalting) very quickly if it gets moisture under the finish. White oak does well with moisture.
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I think I am understanding why ceramic is used so often in bathrooms.
The comment about cork is interesting. How many of you have experience with cork flooring in bathrooms?
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You could try ipe - it stands up to water well.
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Im having the same problem but i know hardwood in the bathroom is a big no no I would not want to buy a house with hard wood in the abthroom becasue of the mishaps that can happen even if your careful

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