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Old 12-08-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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Pergo in the Bath?

Getting ready to buy the pergo, not sure if I should plan on using it in the bath room floor will it hold up with a splash of water from time to time.

Or use a vinyl tile.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the Pergo brand but we had a laminate flooring in our house and had a pipe burst in the bathroom. Water everywhere. We had to replace the entire flooring throughout the house because all of the laminate that got wet swelled at every seem and was ruined. I would think twice about laminate in a wet area.

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Getting ready to buy the pergo, not sure if I should plan on using it in the bath room floor will it hold up with a splash of water from time to time.

Or use a vinyl tile.
We have put Pergo in 4 units so far. Not in the Bath tho.
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We used it in the bath and had no problems. We used Armstrong, also left a scrap peice outside for over 2 years now in all kinds of weather, it didn't swell or warp. Expensive but worth it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:29 AM   #5
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I put the laminate in the bathroom as well. No problems. Originally it was carpeted - who has carpting in their bathroom at home? Yuk? Of course we use a bathmat so the floor won't be slippery when getting out of the shower.
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My parents put laminate flooring in our Airstream when they owned her, including the bathroom. So my guess is it's been in there about 6 years and it is holding up great. Really easy to clean too.
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A friend of mine is in the flooring business. I asked him about moisture and how it affects laminates. He said that it has been his experience that as long as you wipe up any spills and don't allow water to sit for extended periods, it holds up well. As a disclaimer - I was comparing laminate with solid wood, for use in my house. But the premise would still be true IMHO.

Flyfshr - I was curious how long the water was on the laminate after the leak?
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The water ran for about ten minutes before it was noticed but the flood was so bad, the water had seeped between the boards. It started to swell even before we got out the towels to wipe it up. Keep in mind, most of the floor was under an inch and a half of water. It wasn't a spill, it was a flood. We tiled the entire house afterweard including baseboards.

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Old 12-09-2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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When placing pergo in wet areas they make a glue that is recommended to go in the joints. This is supposed to prevent any moisture from getting underneath and should take care of a few splashes now and then. If you get a bad water leak you will have serious problems regardless of the type of flooring you put down.
The reason I put pergo throughout my unit is because a water leak behind the toilet soaked the carpet .
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If you have not started the project, why chanch it. It's so easy to put tile in the bath room and it looks great giving a nice transition from the main cabin to the bath area. Thats how I handeled it and am very pleased with the results
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Besides the look of it, I want to use it because all the 1/4" foil bubble floor insulation is above the floor.

The foil acts the same way the pergo foam does.

If I put in tile I wouldn't be able to use the foil insulation.
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Bob - we used pergo the entire length of the trailer. The bathroom is such a small area, I don't think it would make that much of a difference. Most of the flooring manufactureres do NOT recommend it in wet areas, but it hasn't been an issue for us in the AS.

I would not put it in a bathroom in my home again. I did that once, and the continual water splashes from 3 young kids, over time it started to swell at the joints even though we wiped it up right away.
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I did Pergo in bath, have a 9 year old and a 2 year so the "occasional spalsh" is more like "wow, did they bathe in the floor?" and so far so good!
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tile in bath

I went with Armstrong throughout except the bath. I used Eurostone stick-on tile from Lowes @$1.08 each x 6. I had a hot water heater tank leak that I didn't notice until I looked under the cabinet, it had seeped out into the tile area and around the toilet. I pulled up the tile and fan dried the floor base and behind the cabinets and replaced the tank. So. I would go with something that looks good, but is cheap and easy to replace just in case you have a leak that you don't know about.
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