It’s easy to steer clear of a “laminate letdown” when you keep a few basic rules in mind. One of the most important rules is to allow the laminate planks to adjust to the temperature and humidity in the room in which they will be installed for at least 48 hours prior to installation. This helps you avoid any issues of buckling or warping after installation.
In general, don’t expose your laminate floor to excessive amounts of water. This is fairly obvious to most people, but it bears repeating. If something spills, wipe it up right away. When cleaning your laminate floors, use a damp mop instead of a soaking wet one.