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Solid wood floor in the bathroom?

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Hi,
I have just bought meranti (type of Mahagony) recycled parquet floor which used to be the flooring in an old school. It is georgeous and I would like to use it in my bathroom too. As I said it is solid wood not engineered.I just wondering can anybody would be able to advice me using it in a bathroom? Which would be the best treatment for it ?

Thanks

Being in the bathroom remodeling and flooring industry for 10 years, you may want to heed my advice on this. Do not use wood as your bathroom floor. Moisture WILL find it’s way to the wood (whether it’s humidity, or a wax ring on the toilet goes, to drippings, etc). No matter how much you "treat" the wood, it won’t keep it from warping, and maybe more importantly, growing mold. Wood is a porous material, and damp wood is a prime home for many nasty types of mold and mildew, some of which are very unhealthy to you and your family. Warping would just affect the cosmetics of your home, mold can risk the health and wellbeing of your entire family. Go with tile, there are even some tile’s made now that imitate wood and look good. Email me if you need further help.

4 Responses to “Solid wood floor in the bathroom?”

  1. xenon Says:

    After having it laid and sanded in situ, lay on 5 thin coats of high quality flooring varnish,
    When dry use a cotton rug beside the tub.
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  2. Libby Says:

    Using wood flooring in the bathroom or kitchen is not a good idea. The high humidity level and the possibility of water damage from stepping out of the tub/shower, toilet leakage, etc. will cause the wood to warp. Even with a sealant on top of the wood…the possibility of damage occuring still exists. If there is another place in your home to use this beautiful flooring, I would opt for that.
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  3. jmrudy Says:

    Being in the bathroom remodeling and flooring industry for 10 years, you may want to heed my advice on this. Do not use wood as your bathroom floor. Moisture WILL find it’s way to the wood (whether it’s humidity, or a wax ring on the toilet goes, to drippings, etc). No matter how much you "treat" the wood, it won’t keep it from warping, and maybe more importantly, growing mold. Wood is a porous material, and damp wood is a prime home for many nasty types of mold and mildew, some of which are very unhealthy to you and your family. Warping would just affect the cosmetics of your home, mold can risk the health and wellbeing of your entire family. Go with tile, there are even some tile’s made now that imitate wood and look good. Email me if you need further help.
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  4. peppersham Says:

    No not in the bath too much moisture there no matter how you treat it.Maybe you could find another room for this beautiful flooring.
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