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    #16
    I have to agree with the above, laminate flooring by its nature has '' gaps '' certainly enough for water to get in.

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      #17
      It's absolutely mind boggling that this is even a question

      The floor is constructed of wood.. Water and wood generally do not mix

      You (the tenant) have caused the floor to lift by mopping it..

      Pay for the repair and stop looking for a way to weasel out of it

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        #18
        The problem is that it's not really wood, it's laminate.
        Wooden floors are often washed with water, laminate flooring, not really.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #19
          so how wet was the mop? I would use a damp mop on laminate but never a wet one unless told otherwise (I don't have laminate downstairs can you tell?). I do have (in a high traffic hallway) ceramic tiles that look like wood - you can wet them to your heart's content.
          Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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            #20
            Originally posted by A.Renter View Post
            Thank you for these replies, though it is clear there is no obvious answer.
            I think its pretty clear we all think you are responsible! The LL should make a deduction from the cost for the age of the laminate but you might get a hefty bill for this.

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              #21
              This is pretty indefensible, I wouldn't mop laminate any sooner than I'd mop carpet. Unfortunately due to the nature of laminate, even replacing a few slats can be a big job as potentially a large area has to come up (which is suspect you know, hence looking for a way out)

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                #22
                Originally posted by Mr. Sparkle View Post

                The floor is constructed of wood.. Water and wood generally do not mix

                .t
                God forbid anyone ever considers making boats ot of wood. ROFL

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by A.Renter View Post
                  I gave it an extra thorough clean as there was dog mess on the floor.
                  This does not help your case!

                  And as to the cost - it is the labour for fitting that will ramp up the cost not the actual laminate (and possibly a large sheet of underlay that may also be ruined).

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                    #24
                    And water can travel quite a way under laminate flooring if it's laid on a solid floor.

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                      #25
                      If you stay there long enough, then you may not have to pay anything (if you are happy to live with it).

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Lesney Park View Post
                        This is pretty indefensible, I wouldn't mop laminate any sooner than I'd mop carpet. Unfortunately due to the nature of laminate, even replacing a few slats can be a big job as potentially a large area has to come up (which is suspect you know, hence looking for a way out)
                        I mop carpet. Our carpet is designed to be mopped / washed / scrubbed even using a Bleach solution

                        I agree with you though, I wouldn't have mopped it. Especially knowing that there were gaps in it to begin with.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Mr. Sparkle View Post
                          It's absolutely mind boggling that this is even a question

                          The floor is constructed of wood.. Water and wood generally do not mix

                          You (the tenant) have caused the floor to lift by mopping it..

                          Pay for the repair and stop looking for a way to weasel out of it
                          Boats and Barrels seem to work quite well with Water as well as chopping boards?

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                            #28
                            Wood is one thing - laminate is quite another. Laminate & water absolutely don't mix.

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