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Bill Dixon

04:03PM | 01/16/03
Member Since: 01/15/03
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We have ripped out the carpeting on our concrete foundation because our 5 cats continually wet and have upset stomachs on the floor. We are considering tile or wood flooring as a replacement. Both seem to have pros and cons. Does anybody with multiple animals have any suggestions for us??

treebeard

01:07AM | 01/17/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
We had the same problem in our last house. We finished the basement and put down a cheap carpet cut to wall to wall size in each room. We knew right up front that the carpet might have be to washed or replaced, so we only taped it in place around the perimeter. When the time came to make the decision, we opted for tile. The concrete floor wasn't especially level or smooth, but was sufficiently level and smooth to install smaller tiles that would be forgiving of these impairments. We installed what leveling course we thought necessary, and then installed the tile with thinset mortar right over that. Cleaning accidents off the floor after that wasn't nearly the challenge that it had been.

I'd stay away from a wood floor if animal accidents are prone to happen down there.

[This message has been edited by treebeard (edited January 17, 2003).]

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