I painted the floor of my screened porch five years ago, not too long after we moved into this house. Which means I can't give you a tutorial full of play by play pictures. But I can give you something even more valuable: the truth about how it has held up to five years of wear and tear and the elements. Plus I will share how I
The easiest thing is a plywood subfloor over the present decking floor then put down flooring of your choice. Be sure to put a moisture barrier under the subfloor. Also what is under the present decking? If concrete and the decking is not to high, then remove the decking down to the concrete floor and go from
You can lay carpet squares directly over concrete, plywood and OSB or particleboard subfloors, as well as over vinyl, tile, laminate and some hardwood finished floors. One caution: The backing may eventually discolor some wood floors. If you later decide to remove the carpet, you'll have to refinish the wood. Conduct a
Runner-Up: Engineered Wood If you'd rather pass on cold-to-the-touch tile—and your porch is weatherproofed and heated—engineered wood offers a warm, this-room-is-not-an-afterthought look. Engineered wood flooring can also usually be installed over a concrete subfloor. But for a porch that's exposed
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That's when we ditched the idea of wall-to-wall carpeting and headed over to the paint department of the home center. We decided to prime and paint the plywood floor, strategically placing area rugs to cozy things up. The total cost? About $250—50¢ per square foot—and that includes paintbrushes and rollers, wood putty,
Pull up the existing flooring. Also, using a pry bar and hammer, remove baseboards to create an expansion gap a space that allows the new flooring to expand from heat and moisture. Caution. A floating floor (laminate or locking hardwood) should NOT be installed over a wood subfloor adhered to a concrete slab.
Then cover the slab with a layer of 30-lb. roofing felt followed by a layer of 6-mil plastic sheeting. Lap the seams If the patio slopes away from the house slightly, as it should, you'll have to shim up the sleepers so the finish floor will be level. Once the sleepers are set, install a ¾-inch tongue-and-groove plywood subfloor.
When installing directly over wood subfloors the moisture content of the subfloor All others should be covered with 1 2″ or thicker underlayment panels. Plywood. 1) APA Trademarked Plywood or equivalent Agency Certified. Plywood rated as suitable underlayment for resilient floor coverings such as tile or sheet vinyl.
Answers to the most common questions about laminate flooring. Can laminate flooring be installed in my screened in porch or patio? Can we install laminate Laminate flooring and underlayment vapor barrier can be installed over concrete, wood flooring, vinyl tile, linoleum, tile, or virtually any other hard, flat surface.
A perfectly smooth surface is essential for a great-looking floor installation, and the easiest and most foolproof method of accomplishing this on wood-framed floors is to install a layer of 1 4-in. plywood underlayment over the existing floor. Lauan plywood used to be the standard underlayment for vinyl floors, but the pros we
I am thinking about giving this sealer a try over the painted floor on my screened porch though which does get some rain blowing in. So I say why not give it a try. Reply. Amanda G. says. August 28, 2012 at 9:54 am. Thanks for the update! Your painted subfloor was one of the motivating factors I had to ripping out the carpet