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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020

How do you install tongue and groove porch floor?

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From the wall, measure one board-width and snap a chalk-line. Lock the boards into place, then face-nail the first row of boards, then use a pneumatic flooring nailer to nail each nail into the tongue of the board. Space nails evenly.

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Beside this, what kind of wood do you use for a porch floor?

While natural fir is the traditional choice for a porch floor, good wood alternatives include cedar, mahogany and Brazilian Ipe. You can add interest and texture to your porch floor by mixing woods or laying boards in a creative pattern.

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In respect to this, how do you install Douglas fir porch floor?

Lay out the Douglas fir decking on an open work area, upside down. Brush weatherizing primer over the back and sides of each board. Let it set for 24 hours. Measure the length of the porch surface, in the direction perpendicular to the joists, so you're crossing all of them.

How much slope should a porch floor have?

Traditionally, boards are laid running perpendicular to the house. Make sure the porch floor has a slight slope to it—between 1⁄8" and ¼" per linear foot for tongue-and-groove floors. (If the porch is deeper than 8', use a slope closer to 1⁄8" per foot to avoid a pronounced slant.)

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