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Flooring in a Non-Ventilated Revamped Enclosed Patio?

Posted by debelli (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 30, 11 at 9:51

Trying to figure out, besides ceramic tiles, what options would I have for putting down some new flooring in this "room." It was originally the patio and the previous owners closed it in but never put anything more than 4 windows - it's not under air (no heat, no a/c). Summer it's hot, winter it's cold. It's a concrete floor with the broken tile pieces inbedded in the concrete.

Was wondering if I put laminate or vinyl tiles/planks if either, or both, would buckle when it's hot? Wondering if sheet vinyl is my best bet?

I dont want to put a lot of money in this "room" as it's basically used for storage.

Thanks for any info. Searched the web but came up empty.


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RE: Flooring in a Non-Ventilated Revamped Enclosed Patio?

Vinyl will expand and contract too much under those conditions. You'd have buckling or gaps somewhre depending on the season. For a durable surface, tile or stained concrete is your best bet. For a softer surface, indoor outdoor carpet would be a good choice. It comes in a lot more colors than the old "green grass" look these days and some of them are even attractive. Check a local box store to see what they have on a roll. That would probably be your cheapest route as well. You can DIY it for around a dollar a foot.


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