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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Different Types of Flooring React to Water Damage

Water can affect flooring in many ways. Wood floors, tile floors, laminate floors, and linoleum floors all react to water in different ways. 

  • Wood Floors - Soak up a lot of water and to keep floors free from permanent damage, the floors need to be mitigated as quickly as possible.
  • Tile Flooring - Is very easy to clean due to the tile being non-porous.
  • Laminate Floors - Unfortunately, laminate floors are harder to save since they can peel very easily and because of that they tend to be replaced more.
  • Linoleum Floor - As long as the water does not get underneath the linoleum, the linoleum flooring can be saved. However, if water penetrates the edges of the floor, the floors will need to be replaced.