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engineered wood flooring in bathroom?

Posted by sunshinetm (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 9, 11 at 17:06

I was wondering how good this works in a bathroom? I've had it in one small bathroom for 2 yrs now & it looks great. I am considering putting it in my MB bath also but not sure how well it would do with hair spray & such on it. How would you clean stuff like that off? I know they have a special cleaner for these floors but will it work with hairspray & such? It is just DH & I so it does't get abused much. If I go with tile we will have to install it ourselves due to the cost but could afford to have the engineered wood installed. Less for materials & labor with the eng flooring but I do want something that will look good & last a long time. We have tiled Very small area's before but I am a little worried about diy tile with all the cuts & don't want it to crack down the road. Thanks for any advice. Terri

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RE: engineered wood flooring in bathroom?

understand that laminate or woods aren't recommended for full baths with tubs or showers. Wood and water don't normally mix. If you wish to do this the other concerns are pretty minimal. Most eng. wood uses an alum oxide finish which is similar to whats on a laminate so easy to clean.

RE: engineered wood flooring in bathroom?

We have a good quality laminate in our bathroom and love it. We even had a toilet leak where water had to be wiped up from the floor every morning for 3 weeks before we realized where the water was coming from. Not a trace of damage. It is the easiest floor I've ever had to clean.

RE: engineered wood flooring in bathroom?

Thanks for the help. We decided to go with tile, hopefully we will love it. Terri

RE: engineered wood flooring in bathroom?

If you are considering flooring for a bathroom where continuous moisture is expected, you will want to select a product other than hardwood. While the moisture resistance of an engineered hardwood makes it suitable for rooms below grade or ground level when installed with a moisture barrier, it is not advisable to install any hardwood flooring in a bathroom.

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