07:57AM | 08/04/06
Member Since: 08/03/06
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Hi all,

We're putting in an enclosed porch on our house. It's fully insulated, has low-E windows, etc. But we're not running heat out to there at this time due to cost and lack of desire. We're in central New England, away from the coast.

We're now trying to decide which flooring we should use, the problem being that the double french doors into the space from the house have a very low clearance to the sub-floor, so that we can't really put in 3/4" solid wood floor without hacking the doors.

So we're looking at using Laminate, but I'm concerned with the wide swings in temperature and humidity that the floor will see. Has anyone out there used Laminate successfully? Wilsonart says it should work if the boards in their laminate are glued together, but they won't warrantee the result. I think I can deal with that, but I'm not sure.

We would leave at least a 1/2" inch border around the edge of the rectangular 14'x20' room, to give plenty of room for expansion/contraction, and we'd also put down a silicon bead on the edges in case of water coming in through the windows.

Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!



09:03AM | 08/04/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts

decking material


ceramic with moisture barrier and uncoupling/cleavage membrane

outdoor carpeting


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