Humidifier flooded floor

Q: We left a humidifier running for 8 hours overnight and in the morning the laminate wood floors were soaked. We cleaned up all the water and there appears to be no damage. Should I still use a dehumidifier to dry it up?

A: If you had a pinless moisture meter to check the floor directly that would help but I know that is unlikely. It wouldn’t hurt to run a dehumidifier for a day and see how much moisture is captured. It is positive that there is no apparent damage at this point as I would expect the cheaper products to have curled edges soon after getting soaked. Some of the good laminates such as Torly’s claim water can be across the seam of at least some of their floors for 5 days without any water penetration into the product.

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