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Can I put indoor/outdoor carpet on WHOLE deck of screened in porc

Posted by scottmel (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 13:41

I have a 12 x 16 screened in porch with roof. Trouble is a lot of bugs crawl up thru the slats on the decking floor. Would an indoor/outdoor carpet solve this? I NEVER use this porch b/c so tired of sharing it with stink bugs or other critters. Screens are SUPER secure in windows so the deck slats must be their point of entry. What would you recommed for flooring over the painted wood deck? thanks!

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RE: Can I put indoor/outdoor carpet on WHOLE deck of screened in

If covering entire surface, need to make sure that have proper drainage. If building from scratch, could do tongue & grove for solid deck as long as have gradual slope outward for water to move away from house. This slope is not necessary for deck with board spacing. Not sure how carpet would affect this. If not concerned about view from below deck, could you attach a large screen under entire deck? This would be cheap, not very visible from above and have no effect on drainage.

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