I’m re-flooring my front porch with 3” T&G flooring.
How much waste do you reckon I should plan for?
that was the question:
there are a few things that can affect the overall coverage.
will you be putting the boards down with staggered joints, etc.
or - one 6ft board for the total length from front to back.
the place that you order the lumber from should be able to provide
some accurate figures for you - personally, I would go with 10-15%
"waste". which to me is not really waste. you could find other projects
for the leftovers.
I have never used kiln dried P/T before so I have no experience with
the shrinkage/expansion factors, if any.
a question that was not asked is: how much weather will this porch receive?
is it totally enclosed, partially enclosed or totally open to the elements ?
are you planning to put any kind of finish on the floor after it is installed ??
photos of the existing porch would be nice to see.