durable wood for flooring

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Blog entry by you posted 05-07-2013 09:39 PM 1151 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Disappointed with perennial wood but need a durable product to go on other porches that will not buckle nor rot, and can be painted with solid wood stain. Porch is over garage and other living space. Water proof membrane under the flooring and sleepers.

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 11:56 PM


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#2 posted 05-08-2013 03:04 AM

locust; very rot resistant and when completely dry a fairly stable wood.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 03:36 PM

I’d not use a waterproof membrane under an exterior wood floor. Moisture will collect between membrane and floor, leading to rot…

If locust is not available, try WHITE oak…

Good Luck!

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 09:36 PM

IMO -An exterior floor that needs to be waterproof and low maintenance isn’t made out of wood. I’m sure there is a vinyl or other synthetic product that will be cheaper in the long run, or you could look into a super membrane coating over plywood. -Jack

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