Resurface a front porch or veranda

Looking for a quick way to improve the appearance of your front porch?

As the saying goes, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” and your front porch or veranda is generally the first thing visitors or friends notice when coming to your home.

Maybe you’re thinking it would be big job to install new porch flooring…. or very expensive. Not so. With just a modest amount of effort and an hour or so of your time, you can completely transform the entrance to your home. And you won’t even need to employ expensive contractors.

The solution.  Just clip our Architrex deck tiles right over the top of your existing veranda or porch flooring. You can choose from a wide variety of materials and colors to blend in with the style and color of your home’s exterior…. wood, composite wood, slate, granite, sandstone, ceramic.

You can make unique designs buy using a selection of different colors or designs. For example, you could run a border around your porch with ‘Sierra’ style Ipe wood deck tiles in our SwiftDeck range or use them to make a feature panel near the doorway.

For a neat finish around the edge of your porch flooring, edging pieces are available in our SwiftDeck and EzyTile deck tile ranges which simply clip on the outer edge of the tiles.

If your porch or veranda has a step down to ground level and you also want to cover the vertical surface, it is possible to achieve this with SwiftDeck wood or ResiDeck composite wood deck tiles,  but it helps to have some carpentry skills. Our article about installing tiles on stairs gives a brief overview of how this can be achieved, but you can always contact us for further information or help.

And if your porch has wood flooring rather concrete, that’s no problem at all. Simply lay the tiles directly over the top of the existing wood deck and click the tiles into place.

Best of all, a typical porch can normally be covered in less than an hour, even if you don’t have any particular DIY skills… ready to use right away.

Normally there’s very little surface preparation required, although with our EzyTile range of porcelain, granite and natural slate deck tiles, it’s important that the base is as smooth as possible so that the tiles don’t “rock” on the decking surface.