Porch Traffic. Outdoor porches must withstand foot traffic as well as furniture or grills dragged along the surface of tiles. Porcelain’s density makes it more resistant to damage that results.
Cedarwood is another attractive, and natural, but expensive porch flooring option. Inherently resistant to weather, mold, rot, and vermin, this wood surface covering also does not require the use of sealant and can last for decades under normal usage.
When made for the outdoors they will normally be UV resistant to prevent fading from the sun, easy to clean, odor and stain-resistant, and many are anti-microbial as well. They are usually used as outdoor non-slip floor tiles in areas like decks, patios, garages, workshops, outdoor work spaces, around pools, and even in the entryways of houses.
Step-by-step directions for how to tile a screened-in porch from the planning stage to the polishing stage. How to Stamp a Concrete Porch Floor Rock Solid hosts Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico show how to use overlay and a pattern stamp to rework a cracked and peeling concrete porch floor.
If your home includes ramps for universal design and you plan on tiling a ramp to keep the flooring consistent with the rest of your home, carefully explore slip-resistant tiles. Some types of tile are harder than others, so tile is rated by a series of standardized tests.
The fiberglass type of vinyl flooring would be the only sheet vinyl product I would even try. Another option I didn't see mentioned would be cork flooring. It can handle all extremes for the most part.
RESISTANT: These interlocking patio tiles are all weather resistant. BlockTile B2US4630 Deck and Patio Flooring Interlocking Tiles Perforated Pack, Gray, 30-Pack by BlockTile
These tiles are great as flooring for outdoor decks, patios and showers and are resistant to mold, mildew and fading. All our composite decking tiles are interlocking tiles making a ‘weekend warrior’s’ dream.