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Old 04-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Unheated enclosed porch between house and garage with concrete slab. Wood laminate or tile?? Gets into the 20's in mid winter most years.

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If it's a traffic area, I'd consider using VCT and grout.
Less maintenance and it should handle the cold weather.
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If it's a traffic area, I'd consider using VCT and grout.
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Grout VCT? Never have seen VCT grouted.
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Am I thinking of something else? Thick vinyl tiles that look like stone/tile/marble? Treated pretty much like ceramic?

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Maybe Duraceramic?
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Dangermouse, although I've seen VAT, VCT, solid vinyl, cork and a host of other resilient flooring materials used in unheated areas, there aren't any that are recommended if the floor temp will go below 55 f. That means air temps of perhaps 60-65 in the room.

Ceramic tile is the one of the possibilities for this area.

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What about just throwing down some sheet linoleum?

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I would think some sort of stone. Maybe a paver looking sort of thing or bluestone. Mostly depends on what the thing looks like though
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DuraStone? We have that inside and the porch is very high traffic. The durastone has not worn well in the kitchen, so likely to go with ceramic or sheet.
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How about acid staining the concrete slab?

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