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Question DetailsAsked on 1/4/2012

I'm replacing the outdoor carpet on my outside porch (Originally installed in 1993 when house was built). Porch is only screened and when

it rains it gets VERY wet. WHat is the best type of flooring to install?

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You could go with an Astro turf type material that is made of recycled plastics. It'll allow the water to drain with the slope of the porch and evaporate quicker than many carpets. It comes in a variety of colors now, not just green. Also, a common trend these days is stone or natural tile such as slate. it's a nicer appearance but rough enough to keep traction. Do not put any type of smooth tile out there. It'll be an accident waiting to happen.

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services


If you are still considering carpet my online interior design firm specifies "carpet tile" for outdoor (but covered) spaces and our favorite manufacturer is Flor. Click Here for their website.

Originally a commercial product for offices and hotels, carpet tile has been updated for gorgeous and convenient residential applications.

If it gets wet or dirty from dogs or kids you can pick up the affected sections and clean or dry them out, and then put them right back down again.

It is ultra durable but you dont want it to stay there and sit around wet all of the time. So if it rains and gets wet a lot this may not be the product for you. It can be very affordable option when purchased from an online interior designer because you can use their designer discounts and pay no sales tax in most states.

Good Luck!

Amanda Zettel, CID
Principal Designer


Answered 8 years ago by HMDhome

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