• The selected file could not be copied, because no file by that name exists. Please check that you supplied the correct filename.
  • user warning: Duplicate entry 'question-and-answer/replacing-flooded-basement-flooring-0/feed-' for key 'source_language' query: INSERT INTO path_redirect (source, redirect, query, fragment, language, type, last_used) VALUES ('question-and-answer/replacing-flooded-basement-flooring-0/feed', 'node/6040/feed', '', '', '', 301, 1444722786) in /home/moneypit/public_html/includes/common.inc on line 3443.
  • user warning: Duplicate entry 'question-and-answer/replacing-flooded-basement-flooring/feed-' for key 'dst_language' query: UPDATE url_alias SET src = 'node/6040/feed', dst = 'question-and-answer/replacing-flooded-basement-flooring/feed', language = '' WHERE pid = 18563 in /home/moneypit/public_html/modules/path/path.module on line 100.

Replacing Flooded Basement Flooring

Submitted By
Tom Kraeutler
1 expert, 1 community

We recently replaced carpeting with laminate flooring in one room of the basement. Yesterday the pipe broke on the sump pump and flooded the basement floor.  As a result, we're pulling out the rest of the carpeting in the basement floor and replacing it.

We are wondering if we have to pull out the new laminate flooring? This is the room all the water went through to get to the carpet. I'm worried about mold.

Post new answer

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.


Although laminate floors are more resistant to water than carpet, it is not water proof and will buckle if there is constant moisture on it. Check under the floors to see if the flood waters have seeped through as well, and when you are sure all the flood water is gone, put a dehumidifier in for a few weeks and check the floors again for any signs of warping, damage, etc. – particularly between the planks.

0 users found this helpful
You voted
Was this answer helpful?