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elementx440 02-16-2007 12:28 AM

wood flooring in bathroom?
 
Just wondering, are the current hard wood/simulated woods suitable for installation in a bathroom in regards to the moisture or water on the floor? Will it cause warping? I'm talking about the prefinished stuff from the local hardware suppliers...

glennjanie 02-16-2007 11:42 AM

No way! Wood is just not happy in wet locations like that. The finish will come off, the wood will warp, the nails will rust; its just more trouble than it is worth. A laminate, maybe.
Glenn

Deathlok 09-29-2007 11:55 PM

I thought that if water gets under the laminate, in time it will warp or buckle depending on the amount of moisture. I would seal the laminate as I install it & use shower rugs over the laminate adjacent to the shower. ( if I had no choice & had to use laminate) I would go tile instead. Something like a nice slate tile.

glennjanie 09-30-2007 08:13 PM

Dethlok wins this one. The ceramic tile is the best floor for the wet location. Just be sure you use the concrete-fiber-board underlayment.
Glenn

Daryl in Nanoose 09-30-2007 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 11697)
Dethlok wins this one. The ceramic tile is the best floor for the wet location. Just be sure you use the concrete-fiber-board underlayment.
Glenn

What they said, I put tile in our ensuite and its guuuuureat!!!

MattCoops 10-04-2007 06:53 AM

Wood is no good.
Tile is in style.

Ceramic tile or stone is by far the best floor covering solution for bathrooms.
Has been for a long time.

And you don't have to use concrete board, otherwise known as cementitious backerboard units.
There is water-resistent underlayments, such as Schluter's Ditra and Georgia Pacific's DensShield, that are much up to date materials that are esier to install and will last longer.

Jimbob 12-14-2007 09:47 AM

Wood in the bathroom is a bad, bad idea, go for a plastic tongue and grove, tiles or if you are on a tight budget you could put lino down. Just stay well clear of the wood.

Daryl 12-14-2007 11:27 AM

Hey Jimbob,
I've seen the Plastic tongue & groove planking on line but only found it available in your area! Any info on the Manufacturer and if they sell in the US? I do alot of small bath remodels and people are always inquiring about installing hardwood flooring, (big thing these days in the US)so I'm looking for the alternative. Looks like a pretty neat self sealing system from what I've seen.

travelover 12-14-2007 01:44 PM

Go with ceramic tile and look into underfloor resistance heating for a really nice touch.


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