Oak Parquet flooring -flooded

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Forum topic by Will Merrit posted 03-15-2016 05:18 AM 727 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Will Merrit

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03-15-2016 05:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: parquet flooring reclaimed

Hi everyone,

So I live in Monroe Louisiana. And just today Obama declared our Parish a Diaster area due to all the terrible flooding. Luckily, our home stayed dry. However many of our friends and neighbors didn’t. There is so much stuff out by the road right now Carpet, flooring, furniture etc. Today I seen some oak Parquet flooring that was in a house that was flooded. My question is if the water only sat on the floor for 1 day is it worth scavenging?

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 06:36 AM

If you hope to use this as flooring again, I’d say your chances of getting a good floor out of that material are slim.

If your goal is to cut it up and use the pieces for small projects after sufficient drying, your odds are good, but the pieces will be quite small.

One day under water is plenty of time for the wood to get completely saturated. Getting the water OUT of the wood takes much longer. Having it come out flat after wetting and re-drying is the problem.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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