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mumk

How tough is it for a Labrador? Now she’s older the current laminate is far too slippery. Am wondering about installing the waterproof version in a kitchen/diner where we spend most of our time.

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Sarah

To ensure the floor is waterproof, you need to use waterproof filler between strips if using click-fit with a finished surface. I have done this on engineered wood in my kitchen, and it is still fine after 13 years (although I have never had a serious flood). If you are laying unfinished tiles, then the final varnish finish should provide sufficient waterproofing. I have 2 coats on my bathrooms, and intend to add another 1-2 coats when I get round to it.


I'm less sure about claws. Its likely that they will scratch the finish, though if you are prepared to refinish every so often it should be fine. Obviously you will want to select a matt or silk finish rather than high-gloss, which would be slippery. Again, apply plenty of coats. Also be aware that chair legs can mark if they lose their rubber feet (ask me how I know).

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zwetsloot67

Really interesting article! I hadn't considered cork flooring before but I shall certainly be doing some further research for future renovation projects. Thank you Houzz.




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