Douglas fur porch floor?
We are renovating our 105 year old porch. The contractor suggested both ipe decking and tongue and groove douglas fur for the flooring. Any thoughts on pros and cons of both/either? Our current porch is painted top to bottom, and we will most likely paint after renovation. Do I understand correctly in that the ipe decking could not be painted. Any thoughts on if we even *should* paint the flooring....? I have posted photos of our porch here in the past, but don't expect anyone to remember so I will include a picture. We are hoping to achieve a look as close to the original as possible, so this picture should give an idea of what we are striving for. Thanks for any input!