Water tolerant flooring
This is my maiden post on a question that I've been pondering for a while. I own a duplex in Atlanta, Ga and I live in the lower apartment.
The house is at the lowest part of the street and, although I've not experienced in my 2 months living there, I'm told that the lower apartment has flooded during heavy storms.
The rain runs down the driveway and comes in under the entrance door.
Therefore, my thinking is that I don't want to put an expensive wood floor down lest it be damaged by water.
I've considered other flooring that might work, but I wonder if you have any other ideas of a nice floor that would withstand a little water creeping in.
I have thought about poured, tinted concrete, but I've been quoted 4.50+ per sq/ft which is too much. It's also cold
Laminate - possibility, but can be a little unattractive. Does it withstand a little damp?
Wood - water-damageable
Tile - cold
Carpet - nasty when it gets damp. The place was full of it, but i had to pull it out as it was moldy.
If anyone has any other ideas it'd be great to hear them. Thanks in advance