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MaryRND

03:14PM | 06/12/05
Member Since: 06/11/05
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I have had two floods in two years in my basement family room. (sump pump failure and washing machine failure!) Both times my nice wall to wall carpet was destroyed and had to be removed. (sponge padding did a great job of absorbing the water but everything was just too wet to dry it out with blowers/vacuuming. So now I have to decide what to do instead. Should I put self stick tiles or will they "float up" if I have another flood? Maybe linolium would be better? Maybe I should just paint it and use an area rug? The goal here is to avoid an expensive replacement in the future. Of course, another flood may never happen, but with a sump pump, washing machine and hot water heater the possiblity is always there.
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