Originally Posted by albany
Renovating my condo and would like to extend the laminate flooring from the hallway into the laundry closet but worried about moisture ruining the flooring. Is there a surface coating that can be applied to the laminate that will protect it from water spills, etc? If not I'm going to lay tiles down.
Laminate flooring - regardless of the quality and expense - will have moisture problems in two ways. First, the seams. You can "kind of" seal them, but with the way the floor flexes, any seam sealing will crack and allow a certain amount of moisture in. Second, is scratches that go through the surface.
Personally, I'd lay ceramic tile in a laundry room. It's only a matter of time before the vibration of the washer & dryer wears through the surface of laminate, and moisture gets in.