Home>Discussions>EXTERIORS>screen porch flooring
5 posts / 0 new
Last post
klem1
screen porch flooring

What are the best products to use on a solid 3/4 floor that are flexable enough to expand and contract with the weather to prevent the seams from cracking. The present seams have been filled in with wood filler, then primed and painted with porch enamel and have cracked from the weather.

dj1
Re: screen porch flooring

What exactly is your "solid 3/4" floor" made of?

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: screen porch flooring

You don't fill the seams of tongue and groove flooring. It's a futile effort, because the wood is going to shrink and expand with humidity anyway, the joints prevent it from splitting or buckling. Count on up to 1/4" movement per foot of width.
Casey

ordjen
Re: screen porch flooring

Home Depot carries a product called Deck Restore. It is a sand re-inforced acrylic paint which is rolled on in two coats to give a 40 mil paint film. It will actually span cracks of a 1/4 inch. If the sand texture doesn't turn you off, it might be a product for you. It is actually intended for exposed decks which have badly weathered, but should do well for you application. WWW.Synta.com

klem1
Re: screen porch flooring

flooring is made from four by eight sheets 3/4 tounge and groove.

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.