Suggestions for Floors after Hurricane Sandy

anyahNovember 23, 2012

Our 70 year old beach house flooded for the first time during Sandy's visit. This may be the new normal. Do any of you flooring experts have a suggestion for replacement flooring in what may now be a flood prone area? We had a combination of tile, hardwood, and wall to wall carpet. Thanks.

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gregmills_gw

If your trying to find something thats flood resistent good luck. Best advice buy good flood insurance

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 4:00PM
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glennsfc

Be thankful it's your beach house and not your primary dwelling, or am I assuming wrong here?

Heck...you could carpet the whole thing and then rip it out and replace it with each flood. After all, carpet is dirt cheap compared with other flooring options. Or maybe painted exterior plywood?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 12:07AM
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anyah

I am incredibly lucky that this was just a vacation home, although we are now under water literally and figuratively. And I do have flood insurance but the amounts available are limited by the government and it is not possible to get replacement cost flood insurance for a secondary home.

I am leaning toward glennsfc's suggestion to just stay with carpet. It makes it easier to rip out and replace subfloors, too.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 12:00PM
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