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mobiledynamics 09-27-2011 08:53 PM

Wood Flooring in Basement - Yay or Nay
 
Are ya'll okay with wood flooring in basement...

I did not get flooded but down to heavy rain prior to Irene and Irene a week later, I got some water backup. Floor did not buckle but it needs to be gutted as I suspect mold is underneath....

So the 10" wide planks heart pine flooring needs to come out to also deal with the mold I probably have underneath....


I'm looking at tile as a replacement. In the meantime, I FINALLY found a plumber who I am comfortable working with and checkvalve, etc is getting done as well which should mitigate future backup issues.

So what are your thoughts on wood flooring in a basement. Yay or nay....

DrHicks 09-27-2011 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mobiledynamics (Post 737286)
Are ya'll okay with wood flooring in basement...

I did not get flooded but down to heavy rain prior to Irene and Irene a week later, I got some water backup. Floor did not buckle but it needs to be gutted as I suspect mold is underneath....

So the 10" wide planks heart pine flooring needs to come out to also deal with the mold I probably have underneath....


I'm looking at tile as a replacement. In the meantime, I FINALLY found a plumber who I am comfortable working with and checkvalve, etc is getting done as well which should mitigate future backup issues.

So what are your thoughts on wood flooring in a basement. Yay or nay....

Not a fan, for the exact reason you mentioned.

I put hardwood laminate in our basement family room, but we live atop a hill and water damage is simply not one of our issues.

Ron6519 09-29-2011 08:16 AM

Basements can get wet from the interior and the exterior. From rain, backups and overflowing toilets, sinks, washing machines and failed hotwater heaters.
I always tile the floors and put down area rugs.
Wood flooring makes no sense to me.

SeattleSurfaces 10-01-2011 03:22 PM

Moisture can cause issues with your tile as well. Why not consider a decorative concrete finish like a seamless epoxy floor?

No grout to seal or clean, and you get a very durable surface that will last indefinitely if you maintain it.

Ron6519 10-01-2011 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SeattleSurfaces (Post 739609)
Moisture can cause issues with your tile as well.

Maybe we should stop using tiles in bathrooms with that logic.

SeattleSurfaces 10-01-2011 05:29 PM

Ron, we are talking about hydrostatic pressure. Excuse me for not clarifying. :thumbsup:


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