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Re: laminate floors in a fish room
Any laminate flooring is a major no no in any fish room, unless you can
guarantee that you will NEVER get it wet!!! The problem with this type of
floor, even though it looks great is that long term exposure to moisture
will make it expand and the individual pieces will curl. It is waterproof
only when properly laid, and only for a short period. Once you start
walking on it or when the temp in the room changes, the pieces expand or
contract and the joints separate. You don't see the separation, because
it's just a hair line, but enough for moisture to get in.
I did my whole house with it. Would I do it again? No.
Oh yes, it is also a noisy floor. Go to the showroom and drop a quarter on
it and you will know what I mean.
Fish room floor? Homogenous tiles. Non slip easy to clean and dry, but
cold to touch!
At 03:48 PM 9/6/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 09:53:24 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Scott Slezak <saslezak at theory_uchicago.edu>
>Subject: Substrate for fish room
>I'm going to moving into a new house in about a month, and I finally get
>my own fish room in the basement. It is finished and carpeted right now,
>but I plan on removing the carpet. What should it be replaced with? I
>don't like vinyl all that much, so I was considering laminate flooring,
>like Pergo. This is the very hard, supposedly waterproof stuff that is
>intended to look like hardwood. Anyone have any experience with this?
>Any other suggestions?
>What would you have done differently in your fishroom if you could do it