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...
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.
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.
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.