Is laminate waterproof and suitable for bathroom floors?

light wood-effect laminate flooring in bathroom with freestanding contemporary bath and plant pot in foreground
(Image credit: Flooring Mountain)

Is laminate waterproof? This is a really common question, asked by those wondering if laminate flooring is the right choice for their bathroom, shower room or even kitchen.

Laminate is a really popular choice when it comes to types of flooring and has come in on in leaps and bounds in recent years in terms of quality, durability and aesthetics. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.