Many people love the option of laminate floors in their home because they look and feel like real hardwood floors but they do not nearly cost as much nor do they they have to be taken care of and maintained properly. With this being the case, many individuals want to know if they can have their outdoor flooring be constructed out of high pressure laminates. Weeki Wachee residents need to be aware that although laminate floors simulate real wood, they are by no means a real substitute for something like changing weather conditions of the outdoors. The flooring would warp and rapidly deteriorate under unstable weather.
Are There Any Exceptions to This?
With decks and patios being the main objective for using laminate outside then no, there is really no way to make it work. However, some places like sunrooms which have a lot of exposure to the outdoors can most definitely use laminates. Weeki Wachee residents need to make sure that the space in question is not exposed to unusual outdoor temperatures and its potential for fluctuations as well as with moisture. If the space has a high risk of moisture exposure, such as near a hot tub or swimming pool, it is a good idea to learn more about alternative options such as vinyl plank flooring.
Other Options for Outdoor Areas
If you are looking for a material that looks, feels, and acts like that of real wood, consider looking into alternatives to laminate such as vinyl plank flooring. This type of flooring material is 100% moisture resistant so it would be a great material for an outdoor project. Before proceeding with outdoor vinyl flooring installation, check with your manufacturer to make sure your warranty won’t be voided. Laminates were only designed for interior use in mind. This is why it is a bad idea to try an outdoor project with laminates. Weeki Wachee residents should look at materials that are specifically designed for outdoor use.
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