Laminate can tolerate pooled water or other liquid since a well-installed floor has tight seams and good baseboards or moldings. But spills should be cleaned up almost immediately to avoid damage to the floor. Since water-resistant laminate has a fiberboard core, planks will swell if exposed to liquids for a long time. Also, the design layer may peel away from the core. In contrast, waterproof laminate is backed by a warranty that guarantees the flooring won't sustain damage when liquids are cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time. While the amount of time varies among brands, it is usually no longer than one day.
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