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Old 02-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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laminate (pergo) in a bathroom

earlier post got me it ok to put this stuff in a bathroom? If it needs to "float",doesn't the toilet bolted down restrict that ?Also, is material dense enough to where it will not compress under the weight of the toilet? I would think if this happens, the toilet will loosen over time causing wax ring seal to fail,resulting in a leak. You guys have any thoughts?


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Its just not a good idea. The stuff doesnt handle moisture well at all and a standard toilet creats plenty of that


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Old 02-18-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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I would not recommend installing it in a bathroom. However, it has been done. In fact, we have installed, per request by Home Owner, in bathrooms. Tho, we will not warranty the installation.
Here is the Pergo Link regarding installation instructions. There is a section on Bathroom installation:
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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DONT do it, Listen to the voice of experience. Pergo is not good with any moisture, and as mike pointed out there is plenty of that in a bathroom. All it takes is one overflowing toilet to get water in the joints between planks and swell the particleboard backing. You can get the water off the top but not from in the joints. My floor was the original Pergo that you had to glue together, if the glue didnt seal the joint the snap lock has no chance.

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Old 02-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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it's a risk for sure.

go with Vinyl or Ceramic if moisture is the biggest concern.
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