Outdoor Porch Flooring
A porch is a wonderful addition to any home. A porch flooring is more utilitarian than the one in the living room, but it doesn’t have to look that way. There are a number of different options on the market today for porch flooring. People are now spending a great deal of money to make the flooring on their porch match the flooring in their homes. Here are several best porch flooring. Durable hardwoods, such as ipe or mahogany, can be especially classy choices for a porch, although ipe is so hard that it takes a bit more effort to install than other wood species. Then, if your porch is built on a concrete pad, you may not have to look any farther than a paint store for an attractive finish. Two coats of latex floor enamel on an undercoating of floor primer, followed by two coats of clear polyurethane, make a long-lasting finish to which you can can add your own creative touch with inventive color choices. You can also cover your concrete pad with laminate flooring, but if the porch is exposed, it’s safer to use luxury vinyl. This water-resistant material comes in click-lock planks similar to laminate planks, and it’s manufactured in patterns that resemble wood or tiles.
Slate and tile are two other possibilities for porch flooring. Slip-proof textured tiles are preferable to smooth ones if the porch is exposed to rain; slate has a naturally textured, slip-proof surface. You have many color options when you work with tile, but you’re limited to shades of gray when you choose slate. Fortunately, gray is a neutral color that you can successfully combine with just about any paint color or building material.