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Old 07-20-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
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Installing Laminate Flooring in Areas That Will Get Wet


We're going to put in laminate flooring in the foyer, dining room and kitchen. We know these areas will get wet becaude we have little kids and eventually the house will become a rental. Tenants are not that careful.

Should there be a glue or wax between the planks when installing? I'm sure water or drinks will end up sitting on the floor. I want to avoid damage to the floor.
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I think you should reconsider your choice of floor covering. Laminate is damaged quickly by water and is very difficult to repair.
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We're going to put in laminate flooring in the foyer, dining room and kitchen. We know these areas will get wet becaude we have little kids and eventually the house will become a rental. Tenants are not that careful.

Should there be a glue or wax between the planks when installing? I'm sure water or drinks will end up sitting on the floor. I want to avoid damage to the floor.
I completely agree with Omike, rethink that decision. Laminate is not the right product for those specifications. And you shouldn't use glue or adhesive on laminate. Not a good idea. you will just ruin the floor, maybe even the subfloor...that gets expensive and time consuming.

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Why not a wood-look vinyl?
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