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Suggestions for Floors after Hurricane Sandy

Posted by anyah (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 23, 12 at 10:36

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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RE: Suggestions for Floors after Hurricane Sandy

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

RE: Suggestions for Floors after Hurricane Sandy

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

RE: Suggestions for Floors after Hurricane Sandy

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.

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