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skuzy

05:48AM | 06/03/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
We live in MI and have a 3-season porch (un heated). It is screened-in for the warm months and glassed-in for the cold. We are considering placing tile on the floor (plywood) as the indoor/outdoor carpet only comes in 12' widths and we need a width up to 15' (cannot seam indoor/outdoor carpet). Any suggestions for a tile product that can withstand Michigan weather? Are there any of the new laminates that would work?

carpetman

08:30PM | 06/03/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
you can seam indoor-outdoor cpt,what is the other measurement.(15 x ?)ceramic tile can be installed ,but it not a great idea.the freeze/thaw cycle will cause problems.same thing with laminate.carpet will cost less and won't be a problem. good luck

skuzy

03:31AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
3 lifetime posts
The room is 15'X14'. I have only been able to find i/o carpet in 12' widths. Not only did this cause us to purchase piece double the size of the room, the only way we knew how to "seam" it was with double stick - no heat - tape. We purchased the carpet from Home Depot - it is a berber-style with many flecks of color. It began to unravel right off the bat, and now is awful. We need to replace it, thus now questioning WHAT we replace it with. Thanks for your comments.

carpetman

07:39PM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
here is my best suggestion,if you are going to install the carpet,home depot can special order lot's & lot's of olfin berbers in 15'width .indoor /outdoor carpet is allways made of olfin.so,pick a nice olfin berber,special order a 15' x 14' piece ,thats 23.33 s.y. drop it in the room,no seams ,fit it tight to the wall.put a wall base on it to hold down the edges.if you want to it would be best to glue it down. good luck

skuzy

04:28PM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
3 lifetime posts
The carpet will get wet. Should we be concerned with the backing of this carpet that you recommend?

carpetman

07:39PM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i have used regular carpet in this type of situation before without any problems,however in nevada we dont get much rain.so to be safe,i would say have the 12.0 indoor outdoor installed by home depot,as a glue down,they give a life time warrenty on carpet they install,so you won't need to worry about seams,ect. buy the way,buy a good quality product,they make one called "jakata" sells for about $7.50 a sy ( in 12.0 goods you would need about 28 sy)good luck
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