Can You Use Laminate In Bathrooms?


Laminate can withstand drippy towels and stand up to heavy traffic and dropped curling irons. It also resists even the toughest stains, from makeup to nail polish. Some manufacturers do not recommend putting laminate in the bathroom due to the worry of water damage.


Laminate flooring CAN be used in a bathroom. More Info: Laminate flooring can be used in the bathroom as well as other rooms that may be subjected to modest moisture. It should never be used in any application where there is threat of water pooling on the surface.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is laminate waterproof?

In short, the answer is NO, laminate flooring is NOT waterproof. ... Laminate, on the other hand, is made out of recycled hardwood, so it is not waterproof. Due to its melamine wear layer, it has a tough finish which resists against scratches and may have minor protection against minor water (quick spills).

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