Flooring Dilemma!!
December 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The flooring badly needs a change!
Looking for flooring options suited to the outdoors,, Should go well with the double columns..
The area we live in tends to flood in heavy rains, so flooring needs to be hard-wearing and long lasting..
Any ideas/ suggestions will be really helpful!!
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Help please
December 16, 2013 at 8:19am   
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I suggest tiles.
December 16, 2013 at 8:24am     
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check bluestone tile
December 16, 2013 at 8:27am     
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I would look into something like a slate tile designed for outdoors.

I live in an area that floods a lot too, although the part of town we're in doesn't, but the one thing I would think about with any flooring is what's going to be the impact on the flooring if you have swift moving water on them? Or do you just have flooding, but the water is moving per se? You might want to google some of these questions and see what you can find out online to help you make a more informed decision.
December 16, 2013 at 8:33am     
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@chookchook2 I AM looking for tiles.. What type is the question ;)
December 16, 2013 at 9:29am     
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@printesa Thank you so much! That is the kind of look I had in mind..
December 16, 2013 at 9:30am     
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@hayleydaniels In my case it's more like the area becomes a temporary pond :/ The water doesn't move for 2-3 hrs.. The drainage system is a bit problematic where I live :( The municipality has to take measures..
My family doesn't like the look of slate tiles for that particular area.. Bluestone tiles should be a good option.. Thanks for the feedback!! You've been a lot of help! Cheers! :)
December 16, 2013 at 9:36am     
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Your house is beautiful. Marble will match the character of this house.
December 17, 2013 at 12:41am     
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@armipeg Thank You! :) The interior floors are all marbled.. White..
We want a different look for the exterior :)
December 17, 2013 at 1:52am     
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@armipeg The whole house is in real bad shape right now. Many areas of the house are being remodeled and renovated..
Praying everything comes out all right! Fingers crossed!
December 17, 2013 at 6:00am     
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@hafsasajjad I completely walk in your shoes since we are in the same situation, but budget is a big issue right now.
I'm sure you've thought of using a different color marble, or giving it a geometrical design by using 2 different colors of marbles with a big contrast.
Hope all goes well :)
December 18, 2013 at 9:48am     
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How about a stamped concrete?

December 18, 2013 at 10:13am     
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
Since the drainage is so bad and adding drains to the existing system probably won't help......another option is to dig out several feet below grade and to replace the dirt with gravel and a French drain system....top it off with tiles that are porous and that allow the water to drain immediately down into the gravel.....
December 18, 2013 at 10:22am     
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Try something like this. It comes in four colors. http://products.daltile.com/series.cfm?series=229&item=3352&

This is a high-quality 3x6 porcelain tile rated for pretty much every application, including poolside, which sounds similar to what you deal with consistently.

Additionally, get a good tilesetter to build your porch up so it slopes very slightly away from the house, so all that water isn't just stagnating--or worse, seeping into the foundation at the base of your home.
December 18, 2013 at 11:35am     
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Stamped concrete also good, if the right person does it.
December 19, 2013 at 10:41pm     
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