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quesenbarrett 03-23-2005 04:57 PM

Wood Laminate in the Kitchen
 
We are in the planning stages for new flooring in our home. I want wood laminate in the kitchen and my husband wants ceremic tile. He's afraid of water damage. Does anyone have any experience with wood laminate in the kitchen? We are going to go with a good quality laminate and the manufacturer, of course, shows it in kitchens in their ads. But the flooring people we've talked with all frown and say "nope". http://www.diyrepair.com/forums/imag...s/confused.gif

LJD 03-23-2005 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by quesenbarrett
We are in the planning stages for new flooring in our home. I want wood laminate in the kitchen and my husband wants ceremic tile. He's afraid of water damage. Does anyone have any experience with wood laminate in the kitchen? We are going to go with a good quality laminate and the manufacturer, of course, shows it in kitchens in their ads. But the flooring people we've talked with all frown and say "nope". http://www.diyrepair.com/forums/imag...s/confused.gif

I have that "Pergo" stuff. I probably spelled it wrong, but it seems OK. Been there for a long time, and no damage.

Teetorbilt 03-23-2005 05:38 PM

I would examine your circumstances. If you are young, have kids or expecting and have pets, you may want to think tile. If your life is more under control, laminates are OK.
I install lots of it and so do most of the big GC's around here, I also do a few repairs every month. The largest problem comes from the instant hot water heaters that go under the sink, if you can live without one you will be way ahead.
With all of the water going through a kitchen you can pretty much be assured that there will be a leak sometime. My wife wanted it and I bought 5 extra boxes expecting the inevitable, so far, so good. Still have the 5 boxes and no instant hot water. LOL

Floorwizard 03-23-2005 10:57 PM

yup, buy a couple extra boxes and you should be covered.
Tile is good for water, but can be hard to live on.

IceT 03-21-2011 01:58 PM

Water can always be a concern, but laminate is normally a great floor if the water is a topical issue.


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