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What are the disadvantages of laminate flooring?

What is laminate flooring disadvantages?

Not waterproof

Although laminate is water-resistant, it is not waterproof because of the high-density fiberboard (HDF) structure at the core. A large amount of water entering into the HDF layer will cause the floor surface to turn, swell, grow worms, etc. So please do not install it in toilets, shower rooms, etc. The waterproof product for floor, only spc flooring & vinyl.

A feeling for the feet

Compared with solid wood composite flooring, your feet don’t feel very real, although it is hard enough because there is just a wear-resistant layer of melamine resins. No matter how high-end the Laminate is, the touch is still not comparable with solid wood flooring.

Squeaking sound

Laminate uses a floating installation method, so when people step on it, there is occasionally a little squeaking sound. And after years of use, the floor will move a bit. This is because without glue, after usage, people generate the force on the floor, which makes the floor move.

Low Temperature

Compared with solid wood flooring, the laminate temperature will be slightly lower, and the foot feel will be more slippery.


Although there are diverse colors of laminate for customers to choose from, and the patterns are designed after the real wood grain, stripes, wormholes, etc., it is still far from the same as the real solid wood floor. The Décor layer on the laminate surface is computer-designed, and the patterns are more refined and beautiful, but a certain repetitive pattern exists. Since every solid wood flooring is unique, laminate does not have the sense of the reality of solid wood.

laminate flooring brands of good Water-resistant, BinylPro, Quick-step, HARO , KRONO ORIGINAL ,BERRYALLCO.