hardwoods in bathroom

Old 05-15-03, 07:23 AM
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hardwoods in bathroom

I am re-doing a bathroom floor and was wondering if it is a bad idea to put hardwoods in the bathroom. I figured as long as we put good paint and several coats of polyurethane on them (as well as a lot of caulk around the boarders) we'd be ok. Anybody out there disagree? I am very much a novice at all of this - so any advice would be appreciated.

Also - is there a certain type of wood I should use?

Thanks a lot.
Old 05-16-03, 11:52 AM
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Standard 2 1/4 in hardwood expands and contracts with the seasons. This will open up gaps between the boards and allow water to penetrate = future problems.

Personally, I wouldn't install a wood floor in a bathroom where a tub or shower will be used - but others would.

If you wust have wood, use an engineered wood product like Pergo in order to reduce movement with results when seasons and humidity levels change.

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