Next step, as we repair, is to get some outdoor carpeting cover for the back
porch and the sunroom. Could use some advice on brands of long lasting
products. Specifics below:
- The sunroom is 11'x13' and should stay dry but we were thinking to hedge
our bets. We've noticed some pretty nice looking berber-ish materials in
the indoor-outdoor type. Any experience in how well they last? Was looking
to a neutral brown/grey. Not sure if underpadding of some sort is
recommended. It's going on a flat but not totally smoothe cement slab.
- Now the rest of the porch, it's a fully screened one. 13'x44' roughly (a
cutout of 3'x4' near the screen door to the yard accomodates a laundry room
so I often describe this as 13'x40'). Used to have a large green 'fake
grass' exterior carpet on it and it lasted well. Gone when we came back, it
wasnt truely 'failing' so much as damaged beyond repair due to poor
treatment (cigarette butts etc). Same rough slab cement with a slight grade
towards the screen door opposite the sunroom but lower than the sunroom by
about 1 inch. Due to grading of the yard and screen windows vice real
windows, this gets wet in heavy rain/hurricanes. Any better ideas or should
we replace what worked well before with same product? Perhaps in a neutral
brown though.... I'd rather go a little fancier than 'fake grass' but need
something that can withstand getting soaked on a regular basis.
(underpadding not recommended for this portion or it will just mold).