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Old 08-29-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hello all,
We had a finished basement we use as a play room for the kids with wall to wall carpeting. Then hurricane Irene blew thru and our basement became flooded. Needless to say the carpeting is ruined! We originally chose carpeting with a thick padding because our 4 children can play wild at times and would absorbe a fall and we could avoid an ER trip.
So now we are forced to consider new flooring and we would like some suggestions for children friendly flooring but minimum clean up or damage should another flood occur. All suggestions are welcome!!! Thanks!

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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Bummer 'bout the flooding. Hope everyone was OK.
Not at all trying to hijack the thread but how did you like the carpet? I'm also finishing a basement for our first child who is due in December. I'd like something easier to clean up in case of water but carpet seems to be the most kid friendly.

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Carpet is really the only thing soft enough for kids. IMHO
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Cork is soft....

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A good solution is a thick rug and pad over a water safe floor like ceramic tile---etched concrete or even paint.


Nasty weather and you can roll up the rug--If it does get wet you can send it out to be cleaned properly.
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just get a new thick carpet
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I have a friend that bought these interlocking foam squares the top is made to look like a hardwood floor. She put them in her basement playroom and they are warm to walk on and quite squishy. They are just like those dense foam mats they put down in gyms and stuff. Anyway her basement had water get in and she took apart the floor since it was just those foam squares cleaned and dried them and put it back down again and good as new. Looks pretty good but it does dent in if you put something heavy on it. looks like these http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/foam/soft-wood-tile.html#ProdDetail


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