There has always been a demand to make laminate flooring waterproof and standard laminated floors are not. Laminated type of floors has always been a popular as it is not only more affordable, easier to care for, but also more durable then hardwood floors, though it can cause problems in areas were the floor is exposed to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens where there is often standing liquid.
There are many different types of laminated floors available on the market and this kind of floor has always been common, despite its poor resistance to water. Splash proof and water resistance flooring has been available for a reasonably long time, and even though these type of floors can handle being cleaned with a wet cloth or mop, pools of standing water cause the flooring to buckle and ultimately rot.
For this reason it has been a standard recommendation not to install this type of floors in kitchens and bathrooms as the floors will eventually be damaged and will cost a considerable amount to repair or replace completely. Laminated flooring is great for dining rooms and bedrooms. They also look great on office floors.
The reason why water has this undesirable effect on laminate floors is that the liquid seeps into the spaces between the different sheets of floors and this is particularly a problem with square laminate flooring. The top layer of slandered laminated floor sheets are resistant to water damage but the core of the sheets or squares are made up of fiber wood or particle board.
This is good for withstanding pressure and absorbing impact, it is even better for absorbing water, which causes it to bubble, expand or crumble. The core is also hard to reach and the inside of the sheets are unexposed to light and limited air, causing it to rot fairly easily.This could prove to be very costly in the long run.
In recent years the ability to make laminate floors completely water resistant has come a long way. With the use of new technology a new innovation in waterproof floors has been achieved. The sheets of laminated floors are coated in a special rubber seal that helps to prevent water from entering the cracks, the sheets are also hooked together to form a smooth surface and with the floor not actually being attached to the base of the house, causes a truly attractive and waterproof surface.
These waterproof laminated floors are easy to maintain, are resistant to scratches, very hard bearing, and they require only sweeping or cleaning by a gentle cleaning liquid. This invention really helps when it comes to being practical. You can now have the type of floors you desire in any room in your house.
It is now a possible to make laminate flooring waterproof through new innovations and is now clearly indicated as waterproof or not. With easy maintenance, an assurance that pools of water will not damage the floor and affordability when compared to other stylish floor types, it is now a reality to install laminated floors in every room of a house to create that eloquent, homely and stylish feel.