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Old 01-24-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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Laminate in bathroom OK or bad idea?


I will be remodeling my bathroom soon and I want to know if using laminate flooring would be OK or am I asking for trouble. I want to save on the time and expense of tile. Thanks
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you can use laminate, but you will need to install a marble slab under the toilet as a moisture proof floor must go under the toilet, I dont believe laminate flooring meets that requirement...you will have problems with it separating when people get out of the tub or shower with wet feet, over time the top laminate will separate...real wood would be better, but you still need the marble slab..
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Just a really bad idea.
Any moisture and it's going to delaminate.
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Laminate in a bath is a horrible idea. Look at loose lay LVT. (Luxury vinyl tile).
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you can use laminate, but you will need to install a marble slab under the toilet as a moisture proof floor must go under the toilet, I dont believe laminate flooring meets that requirement...you will have problems with it separating when people get out of the tub or shower with wet feet, over time the top laminate will separate...real wood would be better, but you still need the marble slab..
Can you provide more information on how this is done. Possibly a cross section drawing. I don't have a clue about marble slabs.
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here is a link on how one type of marble slab sits under a toilet..http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetai...1bc75c631d64e5
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You are not supposed to put laminate under a stool anyway, it needs to float.
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From what I researched when looking for my laminate, everyone says never use laminate in a bathroom. Per the instructions on my Armstrong laminate, they say you "can" use it in a bathroom as long as you wrap the moisture barrier up the wall 2", glue all the planks together and completely silicone the perimeter. Even though possible I don't believe anybody would recommend it


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