Standard laminate is water-resistant. As long as the liquid is cleaned up immediately, there is no damage to flooring. But standing water can penetrate the surface and saturate the fiberboard core. When this happens, the flooring must be replaced. Waterproof laminate needs similar care. As long as the water is cleaned up as soon as possible, there is no damage to flooring. Typically, water can remain on the floor for about a day without causing structural damage. The manufacturer always provides guidelines for efficient water clean up.
Flexible foam underlayment is placed between the subfloor and floor to support and protect the planks or tiles. Also, underlayment facilitates the installation process and enhances flooring performance. It cushions the flooring from the impact of footsteps, and it reduces sound transmission. It helps to level out imperfections in the subfloor and makes the floor more comfortable to walk on. Some brands have pre-attached underlayment. A vapor barrier, used for damp proofing, is installed on cement subfloor.
City Tile is a laminate flooring retailer that combines abundant flooring options, top-notch installers, and creative design consultants to satisfy customers in Rutherford County. Our service area includes the communities of Murfreesboro, TN and Middle, TN. Estimates are always free. Visit our showroom
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