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TNfarmgirl
Recommendations for T&G porch flooring material

We are building a traditional farmhouse and are trying to decide what material to use on the porch. We want the traditional/classic look of a painted T&G porch but do not want to have to replace it every 5 or so years. The house will have a total of around 800 sq/ft with a wraparound porch and a screened porch. The front of the house will face south and the side porch, west. We are open to composites as long as they look like traditional wood but our builder has not found any brands that he trusts and all of the reviews that I can find seem to be quite old. Any suggestions?

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Recommendations for T&G porch flooring material
TNfarmgirl wrote:

We are building a traditional farmhouse and are trying to decide what material to use on the porch. We want the traditional/classic look of a painted T&G porch but do not want to have to replace it every 5 or so years. The house will have a total of around 800 sq/ft with a wraparound porch and a screened porch. The front of the house will face south and the side porch, west. We are open to composites as long as they look like traditional wood but our builder has not found any brands that he trusts and all of the reviews that I can find seem to be quite old. Any suggestions?

TN Farm Girl,
I just replaced the wood floor on our front porch. Only some of the wood needed replaced. All the wood on our porch was 125 years old. A couple of the ends were not as perfect as I would have liked them. Our porch is about 1500 square feet. It covers three sides of our Victorian house. The last time the porch floor was painted, we used marine grade primer and marine grade paint, and that was about 20 years ago.

We replaced all the wood, and my wife & I did all the work, with solid mahogany. We have not painted it yet. Thought about letting it grey naturally.

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Recommendations for T&G porch flooring material

I used PT yellow pine T&G on my porch. It was installed 25 years ago and I only have a couple of boards that need replaced. I prefer solid stain, it has to be redone about every 5 years but it never peals.

Jack

Rita
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Does anyone have any updates on this topic?  We need to replace the (original) porch floor of our 1920s bungalow.  It's not large, but we still need to be careful with money.  Azek seems high.  The other lines don't seem to be available in our rural area.  Any recommendations on pvc or composite that would maintain the same look (3.25" planks)?  How's the mahogony aging?  Did you paint it?  Thx.

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