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Old 04-05-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hey there....We just had a sunroom added to our home in NJ which faces the North, East and South. The room is constructed out of aluminum and 3 inch thick insulating foam panels and lots of glass. This is an environmentally uncontrolled room so no heat or AC.

Now I need to finish the floor and the exterior house wall which is now an interior sunroom wall and I'm looking or options that take the cold NJ winters and hot and humid NJ summers into account.

I thought about beadboard or pine planks for the wall, but I'm worried about what the humidity will do. Same with sheetrock. Would green board be better?

As for the floor I'd like to avoid in/out carpet but it may be the most practicle choice. What about a laminate floor? It would be directly over a concrete slab so again would cold and heat/humidity be a factor.

We would like to decide first on the best materials to use and then worry about the look.

Any advise would be HUGE!!! Thanks in advance.

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why not tile or stone for the floor,may give you some thermal mass,i wouldn't be too concerned with the wall covering either one will work

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We have a 26x18 sunroom and installed ceramic tile. It stands up to grandkids and foot traffic very well. IMO laminate would not be a good choice. The beadboard or pine would work out nice vs drywall.


You might keep in mind that some day in the future you may want to put in HVAC and expand your use of a really great space.
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...how 'bout something like this. These are handmade at a little place in SE Pa. They are about 1/2" thick and thinset right to the concrete. Grout with a grout bag and strike the joint with regular masonry tools. These were sealed to prevent stains.

They come in a variety of textures and colors.

I have a link around here somewhere.
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