Thicker materials, tighter seams, and cores such as the super-stable high-density fiberboard (HDF) make this product non-absorbable when it comes to spills, eliminating concerns about spills soaking, staining, and rippling. Laminate has been a popular alternative to wood floors but was once avoided for installation in kitchens and baths because of wetness and humidity. Now, thanks to this version, it can be installed anywhere! If you spill, wipe it dry, and it will be fine.