Laminate wood flooring in bathroom

Old 01-09-12, 08:33 AM
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Laminate wood flooring in bathroom

Hi, we have a second bathroom upstairs which is rarely used (as of now) and it is stripped down to the top osb subfloor.

Does anyone have tips for installing a laminate wood floor over this? From what I understand the cross section from top down would be:

Laminate - foam - osb subfloor. Should I put a waterproofing membrane between the foam and osb?

Is laminate in the bathroom just a terrible, turrible idea? I was planning on leaving a 1/4" - 1/5" gap at all wall faces and filling with silicone.

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Laminate in a bathroom is a bad idea, I use ceramic in bathrooms.
Old 01-09-12, 11:42 AM
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Laminate in a powder room might be OK unless there was a plumbing leak...but in a full bath...not good.
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You don't need a third opinion, as the other two were on target.

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