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locks66 05-12-2010 12:03 PM

What flooring for a basement: Allure? Novalis? Something Else?
I'm working on a house that was built in the 70's that had a basement flood about 6 years ago. We had to remove the carpet and we were left with the glued down tile that was there before. It's flooded 3 times prior and now the tiles are finnaly starting to come undone. I've been looking at allure, but been hearing bad things about installing it on concrete. I also am looking at Lowe's novalis, but I can't find too much on it. Should I do novalis? or should I do a something different?

rusty baker 05-12-2010 01:45 PM

Nothing will hold up to being flooded. Those tiles you have down probably contain asbestos, so be careful removing them.

Rob MacPherson 05-12-2010 03:14 PM

I've been doing restoration for insurance companies for many years now and I've learned...

Very few flooring products can withstand water well....

Where is the water coming from? Floor Drain? Foudation? Cracks in floor?

ALl these things can effect what flooring will be the best choice for you...

But you do have options... Let me know


locks66 05-12-2010 04:59 PM

Its water coming from a sump pump flood. thats the only time I have ever noticed standing water

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