How To Install A Tongue and Groove Porch Floor

how to install a Tongue and groove

Tongue and Groove Porch Floor Installation

Installing a tongue and groove porch floor is completely doable! This technologically advanced flooring is highly durable and can withstand many climatic changes. Tongue and groove porch flooring looks almost like an indoor floor but with added outdoor resistance. This porch flooring composite is a way to go green in your neighbourhood since this material is made from recycled materials. With the improved selection of tongue and groove porch composite flooring nowadays you can obtain many different looks!

These porch floor beds have UV inhibitors, are stain resistant and are very easy to clean! Read on to discover how to install tongue and groove porch flooring.

How to Install a Tongue and Groove Porch Floor

 Improve the look of your porch floor with new materials and designs!Materials That You Will Need:

  • Safety Goggles/Face Mask
  • Circular Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Nail Gun
  • Nails
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Felt Paper
  • Tongue and Groove Porch Decking
  • Chisel
  • Pry Bar
  • Chalk

1. Secure the Felt Paper Down

The price of this project can range from $500-$1000 depending on the amount of floor boards and tools you’ll need. When starting any project, you should always remember to put on your safety goggles and if necessary wear a face mask.

  • Be sure that the nail heads are completely hammered down and lay the felt paper over the existing porch boards that are not rotted. If you have a rotted porch floor, replace the rotted boards with new ones. Lay 30 pound felt paper down onto the porch and nail it down securely. The 30 pound felt paper will prevent creaking.

2. Apply the Tongue and Grove Porch Flooring

This tongue and groove porch flooring is beautiful and eco-friendly.

  • Using your tape measure, measure the width of one board and apply a chalk line. Now you will need to lock the boards in. Nail in the boards one by one. Be careful that you are spacing the floor boards evenly.
  • Using a circular saw, cut the last board to fit perfectly. With a rubber mallet (and if necessary a chisel) you can pry the tongue and groove porch flooring closer together. Nail securely.

3. Finishing Touch

  • If you have removed the trim from outlining the front porch exterior before you applied the tongue and groove flooring, then you can put the trim back or replace it. Sweep clean the surface and voila! You have correctly installed tongue and groove porch flooring.

You have just learned how to install a tongue and groove porch floor, and that wasn’t so bad, right? Did you know that you have just helped the environment out by installing tongue and groove porch flooring? Using this type of flooring helps manufacturers recycle 6 million pounds of plastic every year!

But if you don’t have the ability to invest your time in this project then why don’t you call Home Painters Toronto? We’ll do it for you, without hesitation! Call us NOW at 416-494-9095 or email us at

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