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Old 07-18-2012, 12:31 PM
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OK...had a leak at my closet flange beneath the toiled and had to tear up the old linoleum to replace the waterlogged flooring. So, instead of going back to linoleum, I'd like to use a laminated product. I don't want to use tile...and I know from experience Pergo isn't waterproof...or even water-resistant. I have some in my kitchen that puckered up after some water sat on it for a few hours.
Anyone know of a good laminated flooring that's meant for bathrooms? I called a local supplier and they said any will do...I know that's BS because of what my Pergo did. When I asked for something specifically meant, they acted like I didn't know what I was talking about.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:58 PM
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I believe there's some Formica topped laminates that are pretty durable and waterproof. Might want to glue the seams also.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:48 PM
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The make some very nice simulated vinyl plank flooring now, that is damn near bullet proof. Vinyl floor products have come a long way and with some of the new simulated wood product it is darn near impossible to tell the differnence after it's laid down. You really need to get down and feel it to know.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:50 PM
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Goto lowes there is a tile that is stick down, I don't think it is vinyl but an actual tile material.
Why don't you want ceramic tile?
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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i have a rental house and the tenant wanted to install laminate flooring in the whole house, i said sure go for it. i did not know she also included the bathroom. when i went by a week later to check it out, i thought we'd be tearing this up in a month or two. that was 4 years and 3 renters ago and it still look great. i ask her where she got it and she said it was some that big lots had on clearance.
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