Kitchen — This room is one of the most visited in the whole house. It is also very susceptible to temperature extremes and high humidity. But what if you still decide to lay a laminate in the kitchen. Don’t worry, there are types of laminate that can withstand this kind of stress. When choosing a laminate for the kitchen, it is worth choosing a laminate that has a classification of 23. This group of materials is intended for living quarters with suspended traffic. This material is endowed with increased wear resistance. Since more moisture evaporates in the kitchen and the floor is subject to frequent water ingress, it is worth paying attention to the moisture resistance of the laminate. Basically, the laminate is divided into two types: waterproof and moisture resistant. By the way, the cabinet with the sink will have to be repainted to match the color of the laminate.
The moisture resistant laminate is mainly made of MDF and covered with a waterproof coating. Such a laminate is protected from the effects of water on the surface, but such a laminate is not insured against the penetration of water into the seams. The waterproof laminate is made of plastic and is protected not only from the effects of water on the surface, but also from the effects of moisture on the base. If water gets into the joint and penetrates to the base, the MDF-based laminate will begin to deform, but the plastic-based laminate will remain the same..