wood flooring in bathroom?

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  1. Feb 16, 2007 #1

    elementx440

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    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...
     
  2. Feb 16, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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    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.
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    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.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2007 #4

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    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
     
  5. Oct 1, 2007 #5

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    What they said, I put tile in our ensuite and its guuuuureat!!!
     
  6. Oct 4, 2007 #6

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    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.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2007 #7

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    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.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2007 #8

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    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.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2007 #9

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

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