Can you lay laminate flooring anywhere in the home? The answer is yes, a small selection of laminates can – however, approach with caution. So where can I lay laminate flooring and where should I avoid?
Firstly, it is important to point out that your room should have no moisture related conditions. This includes damp floorboards or concrete/plaster work that has not fully dried. If it does, you will need to fix these issues before you lay laminate flooring to prevent any damage occurring.
Laminate flooring is composed of several layers and finished with a scratch resistant protective layer. This makes it perfect for living rooms, stairways, dining rooms, bedrooms and even conservatories and kitchens; it’s advised you avoid solid wood in these areas. You just need to remember to clean up any spills straight away to stop any damage occurring! It’s also incredibly easy to clean and maintain laminate flooring. It doesn’t needs much more than a sweet and slightly damp mop to have it sparkling!
Lay Laminate Flooring
You should take caution laying laminate in a bathroom. As mentioned before, some laminates are laid anywhere in the home and this includes a bathroom, due to their extra protective coating and this will be clearly shown or mentioned in a description or on the laminate’s box. However, if you are wanting laminate flooring in your bathroom but your chosen laminate doesn’t state that it is suitable for this area, then we would strongly advise against using the laminate. Although laminate is highly water resistant, the extreme humidity fluctuations and inevitability of water spillages in a bathroom could cause your laminate to warp or lift over time. You could lay laminate in a W.C. These rooms don’t experience the environmental changes like a bathroom; as long as you clean any little spills up straight away, then you shouldn’t experience any damage.
The benefits of Laminate Flooring make it ideal for the home, but its flexibility is a huge bonus, especially for modern decor styling – just remember to double check that your laminate is suitable for bathrooms before you lay it in one!