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Old 09-27-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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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....

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Moisture can cause issues with your tile as well.
Maybe we should stop using tiles in bathrooms with that logic.
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Ron, we are talking about hydrostatic pressure. Excuse me for not clarifying.

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