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QI HAVE lam­i­nate floor­ing in the bath­room. Would a good cov­er­ing of var­nish stop any wa­ter splashes seep­ing through the joins?

AIT won’t work, Ken. Un­less it’s specif­i­cally de­signed for use in a bath­room, lam­i­nate is no good in wet ar­eas.

You will need to put a towel down or cover the lam­i­nate in sheet vinyl us­ing a con­tact glue to pre­vent it slip­ping.

QAHOW can I stop my bed­room floors creak­ing? IF it’s not a nail that’s rub­bing against a joist then mix 50/50 PVA and wa­ter and pour the di­luted PVA be­tween the joints. That should stop it. IS there any­thing that we can ■ use to cover kitchen work­tops in­stead of re­plac­ing them? I PAINTED my bark lam­i­nate work­tops with an aerosol stain block­ing primer made by Zinsser in a white fin­ish and it’s still per­fect af­ter a year.

Once the work­tops are primed you can then use any colour on top but the primer alone did a good job for me.

Al­ter­na­tively, take a look at gran­ite­trans­for­ma­ (0800 044 5393). They spe­cialise in a ma­te­rial that looks like gran­ite, is only a quar­ter of an inch thick and sits on top of your ex­ist­ing work sur­face.

It comes in 3 x 1.2me­tre sheets and costs from £385/square me­tre fit­ted. Pricy, but could be cheaper than re­plac­ing your work sur­face. pro­fes­sional or­gan­i­sa­tion it may be worth ap­proach­ing them for as­sis­tance. You may also find that the sup­pli­ers of the chem­i­cals used in con­nec­tion with the damp treat­ment come to your res­cue, as they of­ten un­der­write the guar­an­tees. The sup­plier’s name should be on your guar­an­tee so you can con­tact them di­rect. »»Call SAS Daniels LLP So­lic­i­tors on 0161 475 7676 or 01625 442 100. Visit­daniels. If you have any legal ques­tions, write to Weekly Law and You, MEN Me­dia, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Av­enue, Chad­der­ton, OL9 8EF, or leave your query on the legal ad­vice line: 0117 964 4794.

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