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I have found Mirror lake laminate by Carpet One that the saleswoman said would work great in a bathroom. I have always heard that laminate was not for bathrooms. Is this laminate better quality, or should I steer clear from it?
 

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I just installed Pergo in the family room and told my kids no drinks allowed....no questions asked. I told them this floor was no good near water because of it's composition.Then to prove my point I took a scrap of the Pergo and threw it in a jug of water overnight.... and nothing happened:eek:.
That said, I would only install laminate in a wet area if the manufacturer's warranty said it was OK for a bathroom... Mine had the underpad attached... not sure if that changed the water resistance Underlay could be an issue.
There is also a lot greater chance of water damage and residual water in a bathroom and I have read several threads here about water damage in foyers and sun rooms. Bamboo might be an alternative.:thumbsup:
 

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I would not install any laminate in a bathroom regardless of what any salesperson or Mfg stated
--Especially a salesperson

I do tile, radiant heat under the tile at this house
Hot air heated floor at the last house
 

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Laminate floor in the bathroom

You can install laminate floor in the bathroom. Make sure to use water proof sealent all around the walls , and around the toilet.
If you have kids and they splash water a lot this should help.
If the water stairs on top of the laminate floor that is ok , if the water will get under the floor this might lift the floor up.



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Install laminate in bathrooms at your own risk. Excessive water will damage it. Even the Swiffer wet jet voids the warranty on some laminates. Just remember if you have a problem with it , it probably won't be covered under warranty.
 

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Install laminate in bathrooms at your own risk. Excessive water will damage it. Even the Swiffer wet jet voids the warranty on some laminates. Just remember if you have a problem with it , it probably won't be covered under warranty.
This really is the best answer.
It's fine if you make it fine.
If you have longstanding water often, then shy away from it.

I would not install any laminate in a bathroom regardless of what any salesperson or Mfg stated
--Especially a salesperson
We are not talking about a car salesman here....
 
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