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Decking Materials for Your Porch

Want to make a great impression? Start with your decking materials (also known as porch flooring materials).



Porch flooring is something that everyone notices as they approach the front door and it's something you can make unique and extraordinarily beautiful.

Mary and I have upgraded our decking and walkways just about everywhere that we have lived. We are project people.

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The beauty of a porch floor!





Whether you are building a new porch or are decorating, updating, revitalizing, or repairing your porch you have several options. One of the best and easiest home updating or curb appeal remodeling project is to update your flooring materials.

From simple painting or staining to building a new floor, your porch floor is one of the first things people see. More importantly, it is something you see everyday as well.



Most people think of porch flooring as being either wood or concrete. You might be surprised to learn just how many different porch flooring materials are available.

Have you considered using interlocking deck tiles or PVC? If you want a traditional wood floor have you thought about using Ipe or mahogany, a tongue and groove porch floor, or combination?

Have a home on at the beach? What about using marine decking? Or do you prefer stone, brick, or porcelain? Before you decide check out the multitude of porch decking we found for you.















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Wood Porch Flooring Options
We explore the various types of wood flooring, from pine and mahogeny to Ipe and more.
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Concrete Flooring Options
Investigate the many options for a concrete porch floor from standard concrete to acrylics, staining, porcelain, and tile
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Brick Porch Flooring
Brick is an excellent material for porches and walkways - durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain.
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Porch Decking Tiles
Use for porches, 3-season porches, screened porches, decks, pools, walkways, and more...
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Composite Porch Flooring
See how easy it is to install on your porch or deck....
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Interlocking Deck Tiles
Can be placed over your existing porch flooring. Come in many styles and you can even take them with you.
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Wood To Stone Decks
Transform your wood decking materials to stone - an easy DIY project with amazing results
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PVC Porch Decking Materials

PVC (plastic) porch flooring is environmentally safe and will last a long time. It is highly durable and is used by residential homeowners as well as architects and builders.

The manufacturing process ensures it retains color and is made to resemble either unpainted or finished wood flooring.

Like other porch flooring, PVC is available in standard sizes. It won't rot or twists and only needs periodic maintenance (clean with water). It is known for its longevity and is one of more inexpensive flooring materials available.



Rubber Porch Flooring

Rubber porch flooring is made from high density polyethylene (usually a mix of polyethylene resins and tires that have been recycled) and as such can withstand extreme temperature variations.

Although sometimes difficult to find, it is available in green, brown, terra-cotta, gray, black, and red. Durable, it can last for 25 years and is easy to maintain. It costs a little more than PVC flooring.




Video: Rebuilding a Porch on an 1860's Era House


When rebuilding a porch on a historic home, attention to details is paramount.



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Beautiful brick porch and walkway - Abingdon, VA


See how Nicole transformed her porch and also built a brick paver walkway.

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See our response to finding the right enclosed porch flooring option.



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Installing SYP decking

Before you build or remodel your porch floor take a moment and review our porch floor anatomy section.

We'll show you how a porch floor is constructed from the ground up to help you in your building efforts.



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