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Posted by Gregg Webster on August 22nd, 1999 10:36 PM

I am in the process of taking up some glue down carpet in my basement. (If you have a good idea on that or know of a solvent for the glue let me know that too... It is hard to get up.) After I get all this carpet up I need to put down a new floor. About once a year we get a 'big' rain and the drains can not keep up. The pump can not keep up and we get about 1/2 inch of water in our basement. It drains away with in a day.

I need to put down a flooring that can with stand this water. I do NOT want to use carpet as it gets that mildew smell. I've looked in to a pergo kind of flooring called "Formica Flooring" and they say they can withstand some water. (ie it can be used in bathrooms.) But I'm not sure if it can with stand the standing water for hours on end.

If any of you know of a good way to cover my basement floor, look good (its a family room) and stay with in a budget please let me know. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Gregg Webster

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