Standard and waterproof laminate looks the same, but standard brands resist water while waterproof brands repel water for a specific time. This time is noted in the manufacturer's guidelines, and typically, it does not exceed 30 hours. If the flooring remains wet beyond this period, it may become damaged. Water will pool on the surface of standard laminate rather than sink in and saturate the core, but it should be cleaned up immediately.
Planks and most tiles feature a click and lock design that requires no bonding to the subfloor. Instead, the flooring connects to float above it. Installation over some existing floors and radiant heat systems is possible. Underlayment is placed beneath the flooring if it is not already pre-attached to it. Underlayment smooths out small imperfections in the subfloor, and it provides cushioning and reduces noise from footsteps.Karrianna Flooring
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