Asked on Oct 11, 2019

Can you give me ideas for installing a back porch floor?

Lifestyles HomesFlipturnCynthia H
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  • Betsy
    on Oct 11, 2019

    Hi Teresa: What is the floor made of? You can paint a rug on it, or a design that you like, like checks, stripes, circles, etc. Depending on the type of surface, concrete or wood, would depend on what type of paint you use. Or, you could put some of that artificial grass on it. If you give us an idea of the size and how you are going to use it, we could help a bit more. Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 11, 2019

    How about non slip tile?

  • Kmdreamer
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Wood or tile

  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Or outdoor carpet.

  • Flipturn
    on Oct 12, 2019


    Is the porch heated in the winter? If not, then I would not recommend tile, as it would feel very cold on underfoot.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 15, 2019

    What are you installing over, wood or concrete?


    Wood will flex and ceramic tiles will not like that. And this means using 1/2”-5/8” exterior grade floor under-layment.


    Most sheet vinyls will not tolerate the sand & abrasive dirt bits that will mar the surface, even if you find one that will tolerate freezing temps without being brittle.


    I would look for outdoor rugs that are on Fall Clearance. They can be tacked down at the edges with thick double stick tape and can be hosed off in the driveway in the Spring.


    If it’s polypropylene or polyolefin fibers- They love grease splatters from buttered popcorn drops, potato chips & BBQ grill splatters. The oil will absorb & wick out in all directions, attracting dirt into the fibers. So, lots of soap on the oil-based stains.


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