Most laminatedflooring will indicate if they are suitable for kitchens. Topical spills that are mopped up within 30 minutes present no problem for a laminate floor. However liquid left to stand for a few hours could cause minor to severe damage depending on the amount. Flooding will almost certainly damage your floor, both the surface and the core. Laminate separation at the boards corners is the most common form of water damage.
Another problemwith spills is that they can seep in through the joints and cause water damage to the laminate locking mechanism and core. Laminate floors that are suitable for wet areas such as kitchens will come with some form of chemical impregnation in the locking mechanism as well as the core. Many floors are available with water resistant cores, but the locking mechanism might not be water resistant thus you should enquire about this.
If liquid penetrate into the locking click, it will weaken and eventually break. Liquid that penetrates the core will cause swelling and the laminate surface will separate from the core. Water damaged boards are easily replaceable. Using a skill saw, remove the affected board and replace with a new board. In most cases the new board will have to be glued in place instead of using the original locking mechanism.
|Brand Name:||Oing Floor|
|FormaldehydeRelease||E0 Standard less than 0.5 mg/L, E1 Standard less than 1.5mg/L|
|Edge design||Square edge, V Groove|
|Packing and loading||8pieces/carton,70cartons/pallet,20pallets/20GP,2653sqm|