Waterproofing your laminate floors or making them water-resistant may be necessary if you live in a high moisture climate or if your in a room that gets wet on a regular basis (such as a bathroom or kitchen).
You should be on the lookout for the presence of moisture and the accumulation of water on your laminate floor so that you can avoid damaging your floor — saving you the money and time necessary to replace it.
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This article discusses several useful tips for how to waterproof your laminate floor and the benefits of waterproof flooring so that you can ensure maximum longevity and functionality from your laminate floor.
If you are dealing with a moisture problem, you should first go to the flooring company that installed your floor and ask them if they have a sealant that is specific to your laminate floor. Using a trustworthy brand that was made specifically for your floor will yield the best results and will maximize longevity.
After you have talked with the flooring company who installed your floor, here are several tips for preventative waterproofing care:
Another easy way to prevent water damage to your laminate floor is to use a silicone caulking gun to fill any cracks where water could drain into and cause damage. We recommend using DAP Silicone Plus, which is a highly rated silicone sealant with clear instructions on how to use it.
Prevention by making your floor water-resistant is almost more important than repairing, as it is far easier and will save you time and money in the long run.
Even though this may seem like an additional step, it is entirely worth it in ensuring the longevity of your laminate floor. Applying a top coat to your laminate floor involves treating the entirety of the floor.
Unlike silicone caulking which simply protects target areas of your floor from damage, coating your laminate floor involves covering the entire surface with polyurethane. Polyurethane protects the surface as well as the cracks of your laminate floor which will increase longevity and water resistance.
One thing to be aware of if you are considering coating your laminate floor is that generally laminate floors require two layers of coating to make them impervious to water damage. Failing to apply the adequate amount of coating layers to your floor will not yield the same results.
Do you currently have a different kind of flooring, but are wondering if laminate flooring would be a good choice for your home?
Here are several things to keep in mind when considering:
It can be tricky to decide what route to pursue when it comes to flooring. You want an option that is affordable but also beautiful. Our flooring experts believe that waterproof laminate flooring matches both these criteria.
If you have additional questions concerning having waterproof laminate floors installed in your home, or you would like to learn more about the sealing process to waterproof your current floor, contact our team of flooring experts today!
We’d be more than happy to discuss your ideas, answer your questions, provide easy installation, or address your concerns regarding waterproof laminate flooring. Also, if you wish to have your current floors replaced, our flooring professionals can assist you in finding a new laminate flooring perfectly suited to your situation — both aesthetic and practical.
We love helping our clients meet their home goals and increase the ease and functionality of their indoor spaces, so contact Carpet To Go today to learn more about our services.