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Laminate Wood Furniture---Will it last?  

 

kasijbrown
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May 23, 2016 11:01 pm  

We are looking to buy new furniture for our new home in STT. We are not wanting to break the bank... Will laminate wood furniture survive the elements?
Any suggestions for furniture stores that sell quality items other that wicker and rattan?


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Scubadoo
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May 24, 2016 2:22 am  

Carlos Furniture Tutu Park Mall


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Beeski
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May 24, 2016 8:35 am  

Laminate Wood furniture, cabinets, etc. does not last in the tropics.


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May 24, 2016 9:05 am  

From my experience it depends on the quality of the laminate although how that's determined I don't know. I've had some pieces over the years that have fallen apart in just a whiff of humidity and some pieces which have literally been flooded (soaked) and have remained solidly intact to this day.


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Oldie1
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May 24, 2016 9:05 am  

It will last only until it get's wet. Don't waste your money on cheap "pressed wood" furniture.


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caribstx
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May 24, 2016 11:33 am  

The short answer...no.


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watruw8ing4
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May 24, 2016 11:43 am  

We've got one piece of laminate furniture that came with the house 9 years ago that's held up remarkably well. But I think it's the exception to the rule based on other pieces I've seen. I wouldn't take a chance buying another.


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Alana33
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May 24, 2016 1:22 pm  

I wouldn't trust it to last.
I bought very nice rattan furniture from a factory in PR, right before Hurricane Hugo in 89. It survived that and Marilyn in 95 and is still in excellent condition.
Every now and then I stain it if necessary if a piece begins to look faded due to sunlight exposure.
Real wood or rattan serves us well in a tropical climate, as well as thru storms should furniture get soaked.


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