This floating floor had been a year in the making; neither of us are the DIY type and so it was the source of much procrastination and frustration. The skirting boards hadn't even been attached yet. We think they were submerged for about 12 hours so the slick of river mud over them was only a couple of millimetres thick. You can tell from the light at the top of the picture that each board had started to bow.
Just as an aside, a friend who has worked in recovery centres in Queensland with all the flooding recently said that the thing that made Brisbane different in the clean-up was the vast array of fancy wellies/gum boots around.
Anyway: the floor. As far as insurance goes, our contents are covered but the buildings insurance is not. We subsequently found out that no body corporate in Brisbane has flood insurance. So the question was posed: is the floor considered "contents" or "buildings"?
Tune in tomorrow for the conclusion of this make-over special! (Don't you just love a cliff-hanger?)