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Old 03-02-2015, 06:55 PM   #16
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Well I may have have been persuaded to stick with wood over composite, so I guess now becomes the decision to use t&g porch floor or regular pt decking. I like the idea of running either one perpendicular to the house. Porch flooring will cost twice as much as decking...still significantly less than composite.
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I remember my grandmothers old house, built in the earlier part of the 20th century. Those were perpendicular and I like that porch.
Seen it both ways.
Your doing a good job of thinking.
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Right. So, what are you saying is misleading...the claims that it's a near perfect product? I know it has short comings, but my concern is that this is the porch that you enter our home from. I don't want it to look like a deck on the front of my house. At least with composite it looks more refined...hidden fasteners, consistent look, less maintenance. Prowood looks okay, but no too different from ac2 pt, plus nearest dealer is an hour away. I'm all ears though.
hi cibula11, heres my 3 cents, you said you don want it to look like a deck because its the main entry to your home and you want it to look refined . but your considering deck material? are you considering a roof? and making it a true porch. myself I think composites are over rated.
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hi cibula11, heres my 3 cents, you said you don want it to look like a deck because its the main entry to your home and you want it to look refined . but your considering deck material? are you considering a roof? and making it a true porch. myself I think composites are over rated.
We will be adding a covered roof to make it a true porch.
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hi cibula 11, I would install the boards perpendicular to the house and use 5/4x4 yellow pine. they do make a 5x4 t&g composite. im not sure of the cost though. I would still go with wood. most 5/4 t&g flooring comes in bundles of random lengths, I read you don't want any butt joints which could be a problem. if you prime top and bottom as well as the ends you will be fine. and stay away from the tongue and the groove with the primer or you will never get them tight enough.
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hi cibula 11, I would install the boards perpendicular to the house and use 5/4x4 yellow pine. they do make a 5x4 t&g composite. im not sure of the cost though. I would still go with wood. most 5/4 t&g flooring comes in bundles of random lengths, I read you don't want any butt joints which could be a problem. if you prime top and bottom as well as the ends you will be fine. and stay away from the tongue and the groove with the primer or you will never get them tight enough.
Thanks. Here's what I planned on using if I go with a traditional porch floor: http://www.menards.com/main/mobile/b...74-c-13115.htm

I'm noticing the actual thickness is only 3/4", but it is approved for 16" o.c. Spacing.
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hi cibula11, read it. I see where its dried after treatment. that was my first though shrinkage. looks like that may be the way to go. what fasteners are you going to go with traditional ?? (only nailing the tongue). also I read you can get a cedar tone to the boards. you can get away from that green pt look some what.

do you know anyone you can talk to that's used it ?

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hi cibula11, read it. I see where its dried after treatment. that was my first though shrinkage. looks like that may be the way to go. what fasteners are you going to go with traditional ?? (only nailing the tongue). also I read you can get a cedar tone to the boards. you can get away from that green pt look some what. do you know anyone you can talk to that's used it ?
Hadn't thought about fasteners too much. I've seen them installed with stainless screws into the tongue and also have seen them fastened with a floor nailer like you would use on an interior wood floor. That might be nice to use, but unless they're ring shanked nails ad galvanized I'd probably just screw them in.
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hi cibula11, im not sure but check with the ac2 in wet locations with galvanized fasteners. I believe that's not recommended. or might be just standing water. aluminum fasteners also.
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