So you want the look of wood in your bathroom. Think twice about laminate flooring though it is water-resistant it is not waterproof. Vinyl plank or luxury vinyl tile would be a much better choice. we would like to list a few reasons why we do not recommend laminate in a bathroom.
Is Laminate Flooring a Good Choice for the Bathroom?
When choosing bathroom flooring, consider how it will perform under stress. And the stress event, in this case, involves water, lots of it. Water is so prevalent in bathrooms that it is an expectation, not an anomaly. Water is everywhere: on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Moisture will quickly ruin the wrong flooring. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring succeeds in wetter areas. Since laminate is made from wood components, high humidity levels from your bathroom can cause damage. LVP is made of just that, vinyl. To achieve a wood-looking floor in your bathroom go with an LVP. If you are wanting the tile look go with LVT, without the cost and labor of ceramic the vinyl tiles have a great tile look.
Luxury Vinyl Plank ( LVP) is a great flooring for many reasons including…
- Water Resistance – The biggest advantage of vinyl plank flooring is the fact that it is 100% water-resistant. This means surface water and spills won’t affect the flooring. This makes it the ideal flooring solution for spaces such as bathrooms. the tight interlocking of the planks also prevents water from seeping down into your subflooring.
- Cleanup is Simple – Vinyl products are easy maintenance. Mop from time to time and your floors will look like new.
- Durable, Easy to Install, and Affordable – Most vinyl planks come pre-fitted with click and lock installation: locking mechanisms that click into place like a jigsaw puzzle. Making it very easy to install. It does not scratch easily, higher quality vinyl planks and tiles have through-body coloring, meaning that if they scratch, the damage is less visible. This makes the vinyl planks very durable and they wear well. Cheaper than hardwood floors while offering a similar look. Vinyl products are less expensive than most the price will be fair and affordable.
When shopping for luxury plank flooring, you should look for retailers that offer flooring installation services as well. It is safe to say that vinyl products make the best flooring for bathrooms, but they will not perform best without a proper installation. When you talk to the retailers about purchasing the flooring materials, speak to them about installation packages, and see what kind of time and price quote they offer, many installation services cost very little per square foot.
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