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Is laminate flooring waterpoof

22 Feb 2023

Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

Laminate floors are a popular choice for many homeowners and families because they are durable, easy to care for, and come in a variety of style options. But one of the most common questions we get is whether laminate is waterproof.

Read on as we dispel myths about laminate flooring and help you decide if this type of flooring is right for your needs.

Are laminate floors waterproof or water resistant?

If you’re considering installing laminate flooring in a room prone to moisture, like the bathroom, utility room, or even the kitchen – it’s important to know how it will respond to water exposure! Laminate flooring is usually considered water-resistant, not 100% waterproof. It’s made of layers that repel moisture and resist absorbing it, make sure you check out all the details before installation so you’ve got peace of mind whatever type of space you’re remodeling!

How to clean and care for laminate floors to prevent water damage

Cleaning and caring for laminate floors correctly is the key to maintaining their beauty and preventing water damage. As a first step, use a dust mop or vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment on a low setting to remove dirt and debris. Follow up by mopping the floor using only a damp, pliable mop with mild or specifically designed cleaning solution; never saturate with excessive amounts of water, as this will soak into seams and cause warping of the planks. To avoid scratches, puddles should be wiped away quickly, and mats and rugs should be placed at entrances to catch grains of sand or other particulate matter that could damage the laminate’s surface.

Tips for dealing with spills and accidents on laminate floors

Dealing with spills and accidents on laminate floors doesn’t have to be a difficult challenge. The best way to approach it is by taking immediate action: start by blotting up any moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel. Be sure to avoid using any harsh cleaners such as ammonia, bleach, or acetone, as these can actually damage laminate finishes or leave behind residue. Instead, try cleaning up the spill or accident with a mild detergent diluted in lukewarm water; use a dry to light damp mop and/or microfiber cloth when you’re done to help avoid build-up. If the surface begins to look dull after drying, consider using a store-bought laminate floor cleaner to get a like-new shine again!

All in all, laminate floors are a great choice if you’re looking for an attractive and durable floor option. Although they may not be as robust as luxury vinyl’s, they are still water resistant if properly maintained. Clean your laminate flooring regularly with a vacuum or broom and use a damp microfiber mop whenever needed. When cleaning always use products specifically designed for laminates to prevent damage or discoloration. For occasional spills it’s important to clean the area quickly and thoroughly, then dry with a cloth or towel. If you have laminate flooring in your home, you may want to consider using an air humidifier during dry winter months to avoid issues. With help from these tips you can ensure that your laminate floors remain durable and beautiful for years to come!

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