How Waterproof is Bathroom Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is normally classed as water-resistant, however, Quickstep with their Impressive, Majestic, Eligna, Signature and Classic ranges have introduced fully waterproof laminate flooring. Other laminate flooring options are specifically designed for bathrooms and are water-resistant making them ideal for bathrooms.
Such laminate flooring is water-resistant rather than waterproof so it can handle high humidity and spills but ensuring the subfloor is prepared correctly and sealing the edges with related accessories can prevent moisture from penetrating and damaging the underlying layers of the floor.
Bathroom Laminate Installation
Installing bathroom laminate flooring is relatively easy and so can be fitted yourself, however, depending on your experience and comfort level, you can also simply hire a professional.
To install your bathroom laminate flooring yourself you will first need to prepare your subfloor ensuring it's dry and crack-free, install underlay, measure and cut the laminate planks accordingly, and install them using the simple click system that locks together without the need for glue or nails.
In many cases, bathroom laminate flooring can be installed over existing flooring as long as the existing flooring is in good condition, flat, and dry. Laminate flooring is usually thinner than other flooring materials, but will still increase the overall floor height which may affect transitions to other areas of the home from the bathroom, and these are easily covered using the relevant manufacturers door thresholds.
Durability and Lifespan of Laminate Flooring
High-quality laminate flooring can last up to 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance. The lifespan does depend on several factors, however, but laminate flooring is made from several layers of materials, including a wear layer that protects the design layer beneath it meaning that it is highly durable.
By choosing laminate flooring that is specifically designed for bathrooms, it is more resistant to moisture and water damage and with proper installation and maintenance, your bathroom laminate floor will last you years.
Caring for Bathroom Laminate Flooring
Bathroom laminate flooring is relatively low maintenance, but it still requires some care to keep it looking its best. To prevent scratches, use a soft-bristled broom or vacuum with a hard floor setting to remove dust, dirt, and debris and avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasives that could discolour or damage the floor.
For more detailed advice on caring for your bathroom laminate, see our comprehensive laminate floor maintenance guide.
Popular Bathroom Laminate Colours and Effects
There's a huge array of different styles and colours of bathroom laminate flooring, so you'll be sure to find something to complement your décor here. For example:
The beauty of bathroom laminate is that it can give a realistic wood effect but without the price tag of real wood. The wood effects such as oak, beech and walnut are ideal for bathrooms with a traditional, rustic style. It creates a sense of warmth in any style of home.
Grey Bathroom Laminate
Whether you opt for pale or darker shades, grey bathroom laminate is a great neutral shade that will complement most styles to create a modern and sophisticated look. Complement grey by decorating with navy, whites, blues, and greens and adding metallic and chrome accessories to complete the look.
White Laminate Flooring
If your bathroom is small or lacks natural light, then white bathroom laminate can help create the illusion of a bigger space. It will always bring light to your bathroom and match any colour scheme.
If you need help choosing a floor colour or effect, use our room visualiser tool to see each floor design come to life in your home.
Browse our range to find the perfect bathroom laminate flooring for your home, or speak to our flooring experts today to find out more.
Bathroom Laminate Cost, Delivery and Returns
If you're not in a position to purchase bathroom laminate flooring outright, spread the cost and pay with finance with options available from both PayPal and V12 Finance. However, we're so confident we can't be beaten on price, we offer our price match promise where if you find one of our products and like for like service for cheaper anywhere else, we'll be sure to match that price ourselves .
Standard delivery is free on all orders over £999 on a day of your choice with next-day delivery available.