Unsuitable flooring for use on Veranda’s.
Learn why veranda’s with flooring that is unsuitable for outdoor use is a poor choice and the reasons why. Also recommendations on ensuring a greater life expectancy of your veranda. QBIS.
Unsuitable flooring for veranda’s.
Flooring ends show tongue and groove flooring, used on this exposed veranda. This is a very bad choice of flooring for an exposed area.
Why this type of flooring is unsuitable for exposed areas such as veranda’s.
- Water becomes trapped between the tongue and groove flooring .
- The flooring rots more rapidly.
- Rot is also likely to affect the floor joists.
Some tips when having veranda flooring and its structure replaced.
- Use treated hardwood rather than softwood.
- Have a rubber barrier fitted over the floor joists before attaching the flooring.
What you need to know about maintenance and safety of veranda’s.
- Securings must be checked, maintained or be replaced.
- Stair condition and securings must be checked.
- Veranda and stair supports must be checked for rust, rot and movement.
- Flooring can be slippery when wet, have coated if required.
Exposed structures such as verandas, decks and railings must be periodically checked and maintained to avoid potential for collapsing!