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Calling 1930's homeowners - if you have a porch what is your flooring like?

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langlandgirl Fri 15-Apr-16 15:59:12

should be researching splashbacks but am distracted! blush

Qwebec Sat 16-Apr-16 02:01:04

Well, I have a slightly younger home, but everyone I know who still has the original porch from their old home has the same as me. This.

ChopOrNot Sat 16-Apr-16 19:57:42

We have the origional terracottery (technical term) quarry tiles.

PigletJohn Sat 16-Apr-16 21:54:58

yes, quarry tiles. I think encaustic tiles and granolithic were out of favour by then. Use black grout, as white will never be clean.

I presume you mean the porch is outdoors, so wood is not suitable in the UK.

Misty9 Sat 16-Apr-16 23:25:37

Ours is carpeted....probably concrete underneath though?

Pipbin Sat 16-Apr-16 23:50:42

Do you mean the storm porch out the front?
Ours is tiled in the same tiles as our bathroom floor - not by us.
All of our neighbours have the regular concrete, often painted.

langlandgirl Sun 17-Apr-16 10:22:32

no sorry, it's a newer internal porch extension and now i see how stupid my question was! I guess we could go parquet given the hall is parquet and we are probably going to bring that back to life eventually.

PigletJohn Sun 17-Apr-16 11:28:46

Even an internal porch will get more muddy boots and wet umbrellas. If you do go for a finished wood, get the biggest doormat you can, in front of the door and also the bench where you take your boots off (if room)

langlandgirl Sun 17-Apr-16 12:11:54

thanks all. i think tiles or marble maybe? Is marble a bad idea - i was thinking of looking for offcuts as it's not a huge area.

PigletJohn Sun 17-Apr-16 12:39:12

marble is quite a soft stone, and dissolves in limescale cleaners, fruit juice, and spilled coke.

SunshineOutdoors Sun 17-Apr-16 12:40:42

Not in our porch but in our hallway we have black and white check tiles

Chewbecca Sun 17-Apr-16 18:33:42

We've got black & white check lino. Porch not original though so has a concrete floor.

My parents' 30s house has the original floor which is red tiles.

I'm not sure about marble for a floor?

thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 17-Apr-16 18:37:25

No porch here but our bathroom, which was the original kitchen in 1930s, has as pp desribed, reddish terracotta -y square tiles about 3in square.

CaurnieBred Mon 18-Apr-16 08:58:27

For our new "porch" that is really a hallway extension with a toiled added, we have put a fitted, sunken footmat which covers the width of the hallway and extends a metre into the house. It then meets the wooden floor. Much sleeker than doormats which kept moving around.

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