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ipe T&G versus deck boards for a porch?

squiggly
13 years ago

hi folks

renovating an old covered (but not screened) porch in Toronto, with lots of exposure to sun/rain/snow.

was planning on using ipe T&G, but am now worried about the T&G shrinking, leaving me with gaps to collect water, dirt & mold.

would i be safer putting in a deck-type floor with standard gaps?

its an old house, and i would prefer T&G, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to live with beautiful ipe decking!

any thoughts appreciated - thanks

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