There was a time when every porch floor was covered with astro-turf. This covering gave the appearance of grass on the outside of the house. It was easy to clean and maintain which is why so many people chose it as their covering for their porch floor. However there are a number of different options on the market today for porch flooring. You are not limited to the same type of flooring as your parents had on their porch. People are now spending a great deal of money to make the flooring on their porch match the flooring in their homes.
Of course the easiest type of floor covering that you can use on your porch is paint. You can stain and paint your porch to protect it from the weather. However, people with children are looking for something more children friendly that will keep their children from getting hurt. There are a number of flooring companies that now specialize is creating and selling a wood floor that can be used outside.
This wood home flooring can be similar to hardwood in appearance but it is created using a more durable material that is able to withstand the elements. This wood comes in the form of interlocking squares. It is easy to install and can be removed piece by piece if a section needs to be replaced. Homeowners find that this type of flooring feels and looks great on the porch area. If you spend a great deal of time outside then you might want to consider this type of flooring for your porch.
Of course if you are not looking to add wood to your porch floor then you might want to consider tile or slate. This type of flooring is easy to clean and maintain. It looks and feels great. If you have a covered porch there is always the option of commercial carpet. This is very cost effective and will last a long time as it is easy to maintain.