Can laminate flooring take a polyurethane finish?

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Old 05-08-15, 09:38 AM
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Can laminate flooring take a polyurethane finish?

I used some laminate on a side wall of a stairway, just wondering if laminate will hold poly. Laminate is light oak. Would make it easier to just poly the whole project instead of masking for molding. Thanks!
 
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Laminate on a wall?? Gotta see this. Can you post pictures of it so we can see what you see? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Generally laminates don't accept poly well, I'm sure you'd be better off not using poly over the laminate. I'd stain/poly the trim prior to installing it.
 
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Laminate as in laminate flooring!
Never should have been used on a wall.
How did you attach it?
It's not suppost to be glued or nailed, because it expands and contracts.
Why would you want to poly it when there's already a super hard finish on it?
 
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will laminate accept poly?

Reason I wanted to poly the laminate is so that I won't have to mask the molding. I thought of just applying poly to the whole project. I've used laminate on walls before and used flooring adhesive to attach it. No problem so far and it's been up for 5 years. Thanks! Guess I'll be buying some frog tape
 
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