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 granitetransformations.co.uk (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.
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