Laminate flooring is an excellent choice for both bathrooms and kitchens as not only does it look great, but it’s also durable and easy to clean. Unfortunately though, there is one drawback. As this material contains an element of wood, regular exposure to damp or humid conditions can mean that bubbles develop in the finish, spoiling the way it looks.
The good news is it’s not an impossible problem to fix, though it may well involve replacing your current flooring with something more suitable for the room it is being used in. Experts advise that to avoid water damage from airborne moisture, floor coverings are most stable in an environment with between a 30 – 60% humidity level.
Fixing minor bubbling
If the damage is minimal you can try removing the wall moulding and the floorboards around the affected area, then replace those causing the problem. This is a manageable job to tackle for those with the right tools and experience.
Dealing with major bubbling
Fitting waterproof laminate flooring sourced from an expert supplier such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/waterproof.html is the first stage of any long-term solution. For the best results allow the laminate to acclimatise to the new environment before fitting, and leave a little space for it to expand into rather than fitting it close to the walls.
Airing the room consistently and thoroughly to avoid excessive moisture building up, and dealing with any spilled liquids straightaway, both help reduce the risks of future flooring bubbling problems.