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ladabra

If any liquid spills in between the planks & not wiped immediately, the plank will warp. I have 3 spots from a plant leaking & 2 dogs having accidents. The amount of water can be very little but do a lot of damage if it has time to seap in ~ that's why I don't understand the writer's moisture resistant description of the material.

   
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saphirebear

are you referring to vinyl planks or laminate planks? Vinyl planks are a solid material, vinyl all the way through. Laminate is made differently. I've had to rip up and replace all the laminate in my kitchen when my ice maker connection leaked water that ran under the flooring. The laminate soaked up the water and swelled up. If the same thing happened with my new vinyl, it would be harder to recognize there was a leak at all. If you did eventually notice water under the flooring, the flooring itself would be OK and you could remove it, clean up the water (and likely some mildew by that point), and re-lay the vinyl. The corollary to this is that if the water starts on the top of the planks, it's waterproof. Yes, you'd probably have to take up the planks and dry everything out, but they'd still be good and you could re-use them. Depending on the brand, they just click into place.

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Jo De Soto

I hate my laminate flooring. It is in my kitchen and great room, (a lot of it). First off I had an ice maker leak warping some of the seems, had that whole kitchen redon, then noticed some swelling at seems in my great room called where I purchased the flooring again; They looked and assured me it was probably from a spill that I had not noticed.and assured me it was not fault of the product. I keep noticing new places where the seams swell up, and there is no water left on the flooringI. I am quite certain of that. called where I purchased many times they made lots of promises , nothing done. I have finally given up. I made a bad choice which cost me over five thousand dollars .When I purchased l knew nothing about laminated flooring. I should have never puchased this flooring supposedly gauranteed by Shaws Laminated Flooring Co. I should have asked more questions at the store where I purchased,

   

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