Many people are under the impression that all laminate flooring is waterproof. That’s not true, and neither is hardwood. These wonderful floorings are susceptible to damage from excessive exposure to water. That’s why installing waterproof laminate flooring is a good idea.
During the rainy season and winter, the most annoying part of all is to get home wet or covered in snow and make your flooring wet. Some flooring such as wood will probably have some trouble if its getting wet often, especially if you use them as your bathroom flooring. So, that is why using a waterproof laminate flooring is very recommended. They can keep your flooring from getting rotten because of the wetness and also it can make your flooring look even better. – FlooringMagz.com
In Florida snow isn’t a problem, but humidity and rain or proximity to a beach can bring a lot of wetness and moisture onto your floors.
There are some laminates that claim to be “splash proof” (which is not an industry term and they do still warn you not to leave any standing water on your laminate floor). If laminate floors become really wet, they will get ruined and buckle. Unlike hardwood flooring, laminate floors can not be sanded or refinished. If they get wet, they can not be repaired.
– The Flooring Girl
Waterproof Laminate Flooring is Affordable
As with everything else, you get what you pay for!
You never want to get the cheapest products on the market, and usually it’s best to scrutinize the most expensive product. But waterproof laminate flooring is a wise choice. It costs much less than hardwood, although slightly more than regular laminate.
Waterproof Laminate Flooring is Durable
A major consideration when evaluating the cost of your flooring is longevity. Waterproof laminate flooring guarantees your floors will hold up and maintain the value of your home. Hardwood is the most expensive option, but even the best hardwood will suffer damage if regularly exposed to water. As mentioned by “The Flooring Girl” above, there is good news. With hardwood, it is possible to repair small areas when water damage occurs. It can be sanded down and refinished. Regular laminate is worse because when damage occurs the only option is to replace it.
It would be wise to ask one our specialists at Go Mobile Flooring about waterproof laminate flooring. They can give you the specific details and costs to help you make the perfect decision and of course, our team can install it ahead of schedule. And depending on your plans, probably under budget as well!