Flooring on screened in back porch

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Flooring on screened in back porch

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I pulled the carpet up on our back porch(was that way when we bought the house). I decided to sand off the carpet glue. The porch was originally painted brown. I planned to paint grey. When I sanded the glue off the wood is absolutely gorgeous. It has a rustic look that we would love to keep. Problem is that I have several boards near the screen door that need to be replaced. I have matched stain before but never a rustic looking floor.

Any help would be appreciated. Also... if I am able to match the finish what would you suggest as a sealant? It is covered but I want it to be protected while keeping that dull rustic look.
 
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What do you mean by rustic? rough sawn wood? aged wood? How often does rain come thru the screen onto the porch?
Pics would be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Hopefully I attached the pictures correctly!

At some point the gutter was clogged and dumped water on the corner of the porch. The only place that would see water would be right in front of the door. That would only happen during a REALLY heavy rain. We live in GA so we are fairly dry.
 
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That looks like it's just regular [untreated] pine. IF you can sand it to clean wood, it shouldn't be too hard to age the new boards enough to make them match. Matching the greyish look shown in the bottom pic would be more difficult.
 
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Would you consider rubberized flooring? It comes in rolls or squares. It's maintenance free.
 
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f I am able to match the finish what would you suggest as a sealant?
Just realized I forgot to answer that portion Most any floor poly [2 coats] will work, you can get it in satin. If it only gets wet occasionally there shouldn't be any issues.
 
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Thanks for the reply.

We are putting down an outdoor rug so I would like to keep the wood exposed.
 
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It is regular untreated pine but was hoping not to have to sand EVERYTHING down and start over. I might try to do it. Worst case scenario is I sand it all down and start over. Or just paint it.
 
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It's not easy but that greyish weathered like stain in the bottom pic can be duplicated. I'd practice on the bottom side of the replacement boards before you nail them down.
 
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