|Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM|
As many Torontonians have witnessed first hand the devastation of a flooded basement. We recently received a call from a client for whom we installed a polished concrete floor after she had radiant heated floor installed in her newly renovated home about 2.5 years ago.
The client called us to thank us for persuading her to go with the decision of polished concrete floors instead of original expensive hard wood floor she wanted to install instead.
As the client went on to tell the story how, that heavy rains pounded her whole street that hot summer July day in Toronto, as her home had a total loss of power for about 30 hour period, and as the result of the power failure, the sump pump was not able to turn on. Over 3 inches of water slowly filled her basement floor from the sewage back up which damaged some furniture and other items in the basement that were sensitive to water.
The next day, the power finally came back on and the sump pump kicked in to do it's work, and drained all the water that had flooded the basement floor over the next few hours. However to the client's most amazement, is that when the polished concrete floor fully dried, it looked just as beautiful as the day we finished polishing her concrete floor.
So if you were one of many casualties of Toronto basement flooding, or a builder wanting to build smart and avoid the possibilty of flood damaged floors, then consider polished concrete flooring not just as a practical choice for flooring it's also a custom, unique and beautiful floor that is virtually indestructible.
Don't wait till next basement flood occurs. Consider the Eco-friendly and uniquely beautiful naturally ground and polished concrete floor is the ultimate choice for flood proof flooring that will last the life of your home, and yet just as importantly will look awesome too. Then polished concrete floors is definitely it!