Build the Best Porch Flooring Structure Joists, Bridging and Decking Materials Your porch flooring structure must be structurally stable to not only maintain functionality but also its beauty over the years.
Using porcelain tile is another popular option for a screened porch. With porcelain tile, you can create a beautiful, customized look for the floor. It comes in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes.
Porch floor 5: Porch floor 6: Porch floor 7: Porch Floor 8: The porch floor below uses pressure-treated decking. A lot of people may think that pressure-treated wood is more suitable for an outdoor deck. However, it can be a great choice for an indoor porch.
Frame the floor for maintenance Most screened porches are built over wood framing and flooring, but Virginia builder Scott McBride, like others, also has built them on masonry surfaces over a concrete base. The advantage, he says, is that a stone, brick, or con-crete surface is highly resistant to wear, won’t decay, and is cool underfoot.
A screened back porch is protected from the elements and gives you a private area for entertaining and relaxing. While porches built on a concrete slab can handle wind, rain and sunlight, bare concrete is not very appealing, but there are more attractive options available for porch flooring that can be installed over the concrete slab.
Overall, Max Tiles are one of the best non-absorbent vinyl laminate modular floor tiles on the market, and one of the best pet-friendly flooring options out there. As you can see, you and your pet have some great options for your screened-in porch flooring.
The flooring you choose for your porch is also very important. You want a durable porch floor that is resistant to the elements, complements your home and provides a beautiful backdrop for the rest of the space.
Susan, I agree with the mindset of creating your dreams before putting your house on the market. We converted our screen porch which already had concrete floors, electrical and framing into a sunroom by adding tile floors, windows and french doors. We now get to enjoy it year round since we are in the mid atlantic region.
A porch provides opportunities to use flooring materials you normally wouldn't use in the house, and some are downright striking. Available options depend on the nature of the subfloor -- stone and tile work best on a concrete pad, while wood works best on wood joists.