Can Plywood be used as the floor of the deck?


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Old 07-31-02, 11:42 PM
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Can Plywood be used as the floor of the deck?

I am looking for an affordable solution to building my deck. Its for a farm mobile home.

Can I put anything over it that would make it look nice? Vynil flooring or something along those lines?

I am new to all of this than You.

Sincerley,

Riz
 
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Old 07-31-02, 11:54 PM
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Can Plywood be used as the floor of the deck?

kingriz1,

Putting something over your deck to make it look nice like vinyl flooring isn't really adviseable. I do understand the need for something affordable but this would be subject to the weather.

Best solution is to replace the deck boards even though it would be costly but only if they need to be replaced.

Have you considered powerwashing, staining or just applying waterproofing it? What's wrong with it now?

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Old 08-01-02, 04:02 AM
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kingriz1,

Here's what my neighbor did.

Exterior plywood, a rubber membrane, and indoor/outdoor carpet.
And it needs a slight slope away from the house to drain water.
This may be more expensive than pt decking.

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Old 08-01-02, 11:59 PM
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I am just looking for a cheaper way to build the deck.

Its only for about a year.

What is the most inexpesive decking options?

Are the wider planks cheaper? Or the not so wide ones? Is there any one wood that is cheaper than another. I dont need anything fancy. Something I can paint white would be nice.

Sincerley,

Riz
 
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Old 08-02-02, 03:57 AM
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Riz,

All lumber is sold by the board foot. So wider is not cheaper.
5/4 pt lumber deck boards are cheaper than 2x6's due to the thickness.

For a one year stay, just go smaller with something you'll still be able to enjoy.

Don't paint it if someone else will be able to use it after you leave. The peeling will be a nightmare for the next person.
Leaving it totally plain will be better than painting.
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Old 08-04-02, 08:54 PM
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If you must have "white" go with a semi transparent oil stain. It wont peel off just fade away in time. Easy to renew. Minwax makes a pickled oak thats very nice.

Hope this helps--Josh
 
 

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