Flooring

Is the floor on your porch looking really shabby? Do you have a lot of hairline cracks in the concrete? Maybe you have some wooden boards missing? There are some great quick fixes for each of these scenarios. For concrete floors, you can get out the paint brushes and paint with some high gloss paint (or some garage floor paint) or find a concrete contractor to lay down a new finish - this option will cost you more. If you're doing it on your own, get creative and stencil in some patterns or some welcoming words. Some other options include placing a new floor rug, like a canvas floor cloth or bamboo mat. Your choice will depend on the overall theme of the porch that you are trying to achieve. Outdoor carpeting is still popular so you may want to explore that option. Outdoor porch carpeting helps create a warm and welcoming feel. If you will be completely changing the floor of your porch then look into ipe flooring, a Brazilian hardwood that is an incredibly strong wood, resistant to insects, rot, and mold. It costs slightly more than conventional wood porch flooring (such as cedar) but is well worth the cost and quality.