Solera Home Improvement provides services for your kitchen remodel ideas in and around the city of Sunnyvale
Kitchen Remodel Ideas – Sunnyvale – Flooring – Laminate
We strongly discourage people from installing laminate flooring in kitchens and bathrooms because they are the wettest rooms in your home.
The first thing to understand is that laminate is not the same as engineered wood.
Laminate is melamine treated paper on a particle board substrate.
Engineered wood is a thin layer of real wood on a plywood substrate.
People sometimes get the two confused.
Laminate is a poor choice (in my humble opinion) for wet rooms because:
- when a bit of water gets to the particle board substrate (and sooner or later it will) it swells, as particle board does.
- the finish on laminate is not the highest quality, thereby increasing the chance of water reaching the substrate.
Engineered wood on the other hand is an excellent choice for wet rooms because:
- the finish on engineered wood products tends to be very high.
- the substrate is plywood, that does not swell if some water gets to it.
For what it’s worth, bamboo flooring, which is perhaps the best style of wood flooring for kitchens as bamboo is naturally moisture resistant, is always engineered wood. All bamboo flooring is engineered wood.
If wood flooring is your choice for your kitchen remodel, please ensure you are NOT accidently buying laminate when you mean to get engineered wood.
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