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Screened Porch/Deck Floor

Posted by Dale Stewart on October 14th, 2002 02:22 PM
In reply to porch floor by cduhamel on March 8th, 2002 08:51 AM [Go to top of thread]

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I converted a 10"x 20" deck to a screened porch. I originally was going to move the deck flooring tighter together - it is spaced about 1/2"+ - to keep out bugs etc. that might fly up between the flooring. However, the flooring is nailed down with 3 1/2" ring shank nails!! The flooring is 2"x 8" treated lumber and in good shape - it's been washed and sealed every 2-3 years.

I want to put an indoor/outdoor carpet on the porch, but the gaps between the flooring creat problems with dips in the carpet. Can I put something like 1/4" treated plywood over the old floor to lay the carpet on? Or will this create problems for me?

I need some help, and would appreciate any advice!

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