Flooring For A Screened-in Porch
Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:57 PM
Anybody have a situation similar?? What kind of weather-proof flooring did you use? We live in the midwest . . . it can get up in the 90's in the summer and below zero in the winter.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:19 PM
First, you need to know what condition the plywood is in?
. The previous owners put down some hideous blue-green indoor-outdoor carpet over the plywood flooring.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:52 PM
Screw down concrete backer board over the plywood (assuming it is in good shape.) Then you can lay any kind of tile you want onto that using thinset. The grout will not crack this way but if you put it directly onto the plywood then it will happen.
One cool thing you might consider is to lay heated pads under the tiles so you have a heated floor. That way you can still use the porch when it gets cooler. The orange mesh type ones from home depot are hard to install-- shop around if you go this route.
If you want references for natural stone tiles, I can give you one that I used. The tiles were really nice and the marble was about 1.25$ a square foot. I did it because it was about the cheapest option and it was so nice. I actually laid my own pink marble floor in a big living room by myself (girl power!)
Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:07 PM
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