Modern housing is rarely without such mandatory elements of apartment planning as a loggia or balcony. This explains our desire to inform you in more detail about how to cover the floor on the balcony.
Painting the screed
Since the floor on open-air balconies is constantly is exposed to sunlight and bad weather - you should focus on special coatings that can protect it from these troubles. The best option for arranging the floor in this case involves building it up at the expense of the screed layer, on top of which the chosen type of coating is applied. At the same time, the following options are possible:
The floor on the balcony over the screed can simply be painted with a special paint used for outdoor construction work, which will provide you with the opportunity to do about 3-4 years without repair. In the event that you decide to thoroughly strengthen the floor - you will have to use other methods of protecting the coating, involving the use of materials of increased stability.
It is possible to close the floor on the balcony with ceramic tiles or thick linoleum. Thereby you can protect the screed from damage caused by high humidity and precipitation.
Concrete floor screed on the balcony
Floor preparation on Glazed balconies are usually made in a strictly defined sequence:
Leveling the floor
Linoleum is considered to be the simplest and most affordable coating. A huge range of products of this class, differing not only in design, but also in color, greatly expands the possibilities of choosing the material for the improvement of the balcony.
Laminate coatings can also be considered as a floor covering option on a gated balcony. In addition, it is allowed to lay and ordinary wooden floors or parquet well known to all.
Ceramics on the balcony
Before than to cover the floor on the balcony with a particular material - we recommend that you pay attention to ordinary ceramic tiles, which are particularly resistant to the effects of most damaging factors.
In the most general case, when using ceramic tiles, you should adhere to the following recommendations:
Regardless of the type of tile used, flooring materials on the balcony should be purchased with a small stock. Some of its quantity will “go away” to waste, and part of the stock is useful to you in case of unforeseen repair.
How to lay tiles on the floor, see the following video:
We raise the floor on the balcony
Protection of the balcony floor
Dark linoleum on the balcony
Garden parquet on the open balcony
Decking under the snow
The floor covered with linoleum
Finished with linoleum
Usage thick linoleum