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porch flooring

Posted by lexmomof3 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 15, 12 at 4:35

I posted on the porch forum a while back but didn't get much of a response. We are building a traditional style brick house with a front porch running the pretty much the width of the house. I can't figure out what floor to use on the porch. I believe that we're going to do stained beadboard on the ceiling and wondered if something like ipe decking would be too much wood/dark color. Right now, the builder has concrete in the bid.


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RE: porch flooring

We used brick for both the front and back porches for our home. It is extremely low maintenance, and looks so pretty to me. Our home is a traditional brick as well.


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RE: porch flooring

We have stone/hardi, so no brick...but instead of ipe, we used cumaru. It's very similar, but not as red as ipe...more of a brown tone. So, depending on the color of brick, it could be an option. For the ceiling we did pine T&G natural finish.


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RE: porch flooring

We have stone/hardi, so no brick...but instead of ipe, we used cumaru. It's very similar, but not as red as ipe...more of a brown tone. So, depending on the color of brick, it could be an option. For the ceiling we did pine T&G natural finish.


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