05-16-2013 10:52 PM
I was wondering if any one has some ideas dor a floor covering for a porch with windows on all 3 sides and gets vey hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Peel and stick tile did not work well at all.
Thanks in advance.
05-18-2013 01:33 PM
Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!
Having a south side of a porch can really take a lot of sun during the day.
When the sculptor in charge of making Mount Rushmore National Memorial chose where place the faces, he chose the area of the mountain which would have the most sunlight during the day...the south side.
So when it comes to getting the right floor for your budget, I definitely would of cancelled out vinyl peel and stick tiles. Any vinyl, if it isn't climate controlled (central heat and air) will fail within a short amount of time. In fact, lots of floors that may look durable wouldn't work for your porch. This includes most wood floors as well.
With that said, I have several options you can use for a new floor. Keep in mind with each option, if you can install these yourself or hire someone else to do it. Also, consider materials and pricing so if can fit your budget.
This option is one of the most durable floors you can install for your porch. Unlike the cheaper ceramic tile, porcelain is frost-proof, making it more longer lasting for extreme temperatures.
You will need materials for it to install correctly, such as thin-set mortar and grout. If it is over a wood subfloor, I would recommend using tile backerboard first to ensure the tiles have a stable base.
While the materials can be costly up front, this type of flooring if installed correctly can last for a very long time
This kind of carpet has come a long way from the older 'Astroturf' style that most people think of when it comes to outdoor carpeting. We carry several indoor/outdoor carpets available at your nearest Home Depot that sells in-stock carpet as well as special ordering it.
You will need to glue down the carpet to install it. While replacement of this kind of carpet could be an issue, installing carpet tiles wouldn't be. We sell via special order indoor/outdoor carpet tiles which make installation much easier, and it would work well for your porch.
Envirotiles are made from recycled tires, and are a very green choice when it comes to flooring your porch. These tiles are installed without any glue or adhesives. They simply snap together using connector clips and work great for areas that have extreme temperatures, such as your porch.
Look for any of these 3 options at your nearest Home Depot. Any of them will work well for your porch, but only you can decide which one will work for your personal tastes and budget.
Let us know if you have any further questions and keep us updated on your new floors!
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