Front porch flooring
Talked to my local lumber yard and bought tongue and groove mohogany
for the front porch flooring of my rental. It is not big, 7 by 7. Any
tips on installation? The lumber yard suggested stainless steel screws
at every joist.
Usually tongue and groove flooring of any kind is installed by nailing
at an angle through the tongue, so that no nails show when the floor is
finished. Tool rental places can rent you a special gadget for doing
the nailing. Installing nails or screws by hand at an angle like that
would be difficult and time consuming, and for screws might not work at
all (the screw head would probably mess up the tongue so that the
groove of the next board would not fit over it right). Installing
screws from above, so that they show when the floor is finished, would
look really really bad. So: call a tool rental place and explain what
you're doing, they'll fix you up.
Sounds like a mistake.
Is this an enclosed porch?
Follow the instructions on the package, or better yet, go to their
web site and look for installation instructions.
How so? It is not enclsed but not open like a deck either.