There are several things to consider when you want to beautify your balcony and transform it into an amazing outdoor space. No matter how big or small your balcony area is, the right flooring choice can help you transform it easily into a beautiful hangout area for your family and friends.
In today’s blog post, we’ve put together a list of top flooring materials for your balcony that you can choose depending on your budget and needs.
- Concrete Floor
Modern concrete flooring is beautiful and it can add a dramatic effect to your balcony. Unlike traditional or unsealed concrete, which feels cold and scratchy under foot, the modern versions come with a variety of high-performance stains and sealants. Therefore, you can get tough flooring in a wide range of colours, patterns, and finishes. Select a stain that matches or complements your exterior walls and ceilings. If you want to make your balcony look spacious and airy, then opt for a light stain.
Concrete floors can also be stencilled and stamped to give the flooring surface an intricate design and embossed finish. You can also add texture by etching and engraving its surface. Properly sealed and well-maintained concrete floor can last for several years.
- Vinyl Floor
Waterproof vinyl tiles are another flooring option you can consider for your balcony. Available in myriad wood grains and patterns, you can install them to create various patterns to match your aesthetic preference. They come with a snap-together installation mechanism that makes the installation procedure easy and fast. These tiles can also be installed over an existing floor. If you’re going to use your balcony a lot and want a low-maintenance flooring option, vinyl tiles are the right choice for you.
- Composite Decking Boards
This synthetic material made out of wood and plastic offers the appearance of real wood without its drawbacks. With composite decking, you won’t have to worry about the thorough maintenance routine like refinishing or the damages associated with the expansion and contraction of wood due to temperature fluctuations. It’s also easy to clean. A regular sweeping and occasional cleaning with mild soap and water is enough to keep it free of dust and dirt. Composite decks are also fire-resistant and cheaper than real wood.
- Hardwood Floor
Hardwood is a great durable flooring choice if you have a covered or roofed balcony. It gives a natural, classy, and versatile look to the space. There are different varieties of hardwood to choose from, like oak, maple, walnut, hickory, and more. Choose the colour, texture, grain, and finish depending on the style you want to create for your balcony. If you live in a region that’s hot, hardwood flooring is an ideal choice for your balcony because it doesn’t retain heat like vinyl and composite varieties. However, hardwood requires good maintenance to extend its life.
Now that you know the top flooring materials for balconies, make your choice based on your location, budget, needs, and personal preference. At AA Floors, we offer a wide range of flooring options to cater to all custom requirements.