The porch of the house is a place that needs to be cozy, cozy and pleasurable. Therefore, every detail should be well thought out to get the most out of that environment. And one of those details is the balcony floor. Not all floors available in the market are the most advisable for this location of the house.
Before choosing the ideal balcony flooring you need to take into consideration a few key factors. Take note:
Circulation of persons
The flow of people that will circulate on the balcony needs to be analyzed before setting the floor. The higher the number of people per site, the more resilient and durable the flooring must be to ensure its beauty and functionality over time.
One of the big factors that can limit the choice of flooring is moisture. Balconies that are exposed to rain or otherwise receive moisture must be coated with water-resistant floors and especially non-slip floors to avoid accidents. Therefore, smooth floors should be avoided.
If you have pets at home, prefer floors that are easier to clean, less dusty, and scratch-proof.
Sun and hot
Is your balcony exposed to the sun and, consequently, to the heat? If the answer is yes, then prefer athermic floors, that is, it does not retain the surface temperature, avoiding possible burns. Some floors may fade with exposure to sunlight, keep this in mind when buying your own.
So that your balcony will be used? Is it a gourmet balcony with a grill, private or just decorative? Reflect on the use that will be made on the spot to define the best floor. After all, if the intention is to spend long moments in this space, the tip is to use warm floors that even allow people to sit on the floor. Stop and think about it.
After reviewing the above topics, check out the main types of balcony flooring and their main features:
The ceramic floors are very suitable for balconies and outdoor areas, covered or not. This is because this type of floor is very durable, durable and has numerous color options and formats. Ceramic floors are among the cheapest on the market, with prices that vary greatly depending on the manufacturer and the style of the floor. There are also varied options of non-slip ceramic floor.
Another advantage of ceramic floors is that they do not fade in the sun, are easy to clean and do not require frequent maintenance. And if your porch also works as a garage, the ceramic floor is sturdy enough to withstand the comings and goings of the car. Likewise if it has a barbecue, the ceramic floor is able to withstand the high temperatures.
However, it is necessary to check if the chosen floor has thermal properties, since exposure to the sun tends to overheat the material. Another important care is to check the type of mortar that will be used to fix the floor. There are mortars suitable for outdoor area, which prevent the floor detachment, especially if it stays in a humid place.
The porcelain floor has characteristics very similar to the ceramic floor. However, it is much more resistant. Another advantage of this type of flooring is the beauty of its pieces. The rectified finish gives more uniformity to the whole, leaving the area more beautiful.
The porcelain tile still features versions that look very much like materials such as wood and stone, for example. Being a great option for those who want to create a woody look on the balcony without having to resort to real wood.
However, porcelain tile is often more expensive than ceramic tile.
Wood is also a flooring option for balconies. The material is beautiful, charming, cozy and leaves the environment more welcoming. However, wood has many "poren" that can discourage anyone who is interested in using it on the porch.
Wood can rot easily in contact with water and suffer from the proliferation of fungi and insects, such as termites. What's more, the material also wears out when exposed to the sun. All these problems can be solved with the application of waterproofing and protective products, but maintenance must be constant to ensure the beauty and durability of the floor.
Among the types of stone that can be used as floors are marble, granite and slate. The first two are strong and durable, however to be used in external areas they must undergo a waterproofing treatment, since both are porous and tend to absorb water and stain over time and also receive a special finish to make them non-slip. Marble and granite can also weigh in the pocket, especially the marble that is even more expensive.
These two stones are also cold. This can be great for very hot places, but it can also be a problem if the intention is to create a more comfortable environment, especially in regions where low temperatures are frequent.
Slate is an excellent choice for those looking to combine durability, strength, thermal comfort, easy cleaning and low price. The stone is also available in different color options, as well as marble and granite.
Balcony floor: know the main types, photos and projects
Want to check how each of these floors are in practice? Then take a look at this incredible selection of balconies with the most diverse types of floor:
Picture 1 - Porcelanato woody light color was the option for this open balcony.
Picture 2 - Varanda modern and cozy with porcelain wood floor.
Picture 3 - Closed balcony of apartment: the rustic style predominates in the woody floor and in the wall of brick.
Picture 4 - And what about a vintage ceramic floor to leave that little porch even more charming?
Picture 5 - Piso para varanda: what is on the top is below.
Picture 6 - Floor to marble balcony to give a touch of charm and elegance to the balcony.
Picture 7 - Porcelain floor was the choice of this external balcony covered with pergola of wood .
Picture 8 - For a modern style balcony, bet in shades of gray, even on the floor.
Image 9 - White color left the balcony wider visually; on the floor, the option was for the porcelanato.
Picture 10 - External balcony of apartment with slate floor: economic, beautiful and functional option.
Picture 11 - Floor to balcony in rulers leaves the environment more elegant.
Picture 12 - Floor to balcony: to contrast the clean decoration of the balcony, a dark floor of three tones.
Picture 13 - Wooden floor for the closed balcony of apartment.
Picture 14 - Floor to white and simple balcony, this ceramic floor perfectly meets the needs of this apartment balcony.
Picture 15 - The house of rustic style in the middle of the nature could not have another floor than the one of wood; taking due care, the material can withstand for a long time.
Image 16 - Contrast between the modern style of the balcony with the mud-colored tiles.
Picture 17 - On this balcony, the option was for a light floor to enhance the orange tone of the wall finish.
Picture 18 - To leave the balcony more comfortable and cozy, a wooden floor.
Picture 19 - Veranda that turned home office has a wood porcelain of course, matching the rest of the decor.
Image 20 - Porcelain woody on the floor in harmony with the tone of the furniture.
Picture 21 - Rustic style of the balcony asks for a woody floor.
Figure 22 - Clear floor shades are ideal for small, enclosed porches, as they tend to soil less than if they were on an open porch.
Picture 23 - Floor in hexagonal stone format; the material appreciates the rustic touch of the balcony.
Picture 24 - A balcony full of style and illuminated by the light of the sun; on the floor, blue and white ceramic floors to match the rest of the decor.
Image 25 - Balcony floor: red marble on the outside balcony.
Picture 26 - Floor to balcony: woody porcelain tile of the house extends to the balcony.
Image 27 - Hexagonal floors are great for creating a distinctive style on the balcony.
Picture 28 - This small balcony bet all your chips on the retro style floor.
Picture 29 - Ceramic floor: one of the best costs-benefits of the market.
Picture 30 - White floor with gray veins allows the plants to stand out.
Image 31 - Want a cheap and functional floor? Invest in ceramic floors.
Picture 32 - Floor to balcony: tone on tone on the floor of this balcony.
Picture 33 - On this porch, the wooden deck divides space with the light colored porcelain tile.
Picture 34 - To avoid having a mistake, go on the light floors, they combine with any style of decoration, however, they can give a little more work with cleaning.
Picture 35 - Beige tone predominates on this external porch, even on the floor.
Image 36 - Same format, same size, but in the center is woody and on the sides, colorful.
Image 37 - Floor for non-slip external balcony.
Picture 38 - In this external balcony, the lawn divides space with the white porcelanato.
Picture 39 - In this yard, the floor is due to the slate and the lawn.
Image 40 - A balcony made for relaxation needs a wooden floor.
Picture 41 - Floor to balcony: to accommodate the plants, a light-colored porcelain.
Image 42 - Balcony covered with non-slip gray floor.
Picture 43 - Laminate floor in the balcony, can you? Yes, as long as it is protected from rain and moisture.
Image 44 - Mud brick floor gives grace and relaxation on this porch full of plants.
Picture 45 - Porcelanato gray rustic to match the balcony of uncomplicated style.
Picture 46 - And why not leave the floor alone in the cement? Spend an ink and it's done!
Picture 47 - Clean and modern balcony with clear porcelain floor.
Image 48 - A balcony floor so do not worry about maintenance.
49. Have you ever thought of an apartment balcony with grass? It is possible, if it is synthetic.
Picture 50 - Floor to balcony: wood on the floor and in the lining.
Picture 51 - All gray on this porch.
Image 52 - Already in this project is the white that predominates.
Picture 53 - Sophistication and rusticity in the right measure: balcony with marble floor Roman travertine .
Picture 54 - Floor to balcony: mix floor tones and create a differentiated effect on the floor.
Image 55 - In the internal and external area, the color of the floor is the same, changes only the format and material.
Picture 56 - For the practice of exercises, use non-slip floors; the vivid color brings an extra spirit to the workout.
Picture 57 - Floor to retro balcony in shades of brown to match the rest of the decoration.
Image 58 - Covered porch of the balcony won marble floor, already in the open part, the floor is ceramic.
Image 59 - Floor to balcony of sober tones bet on the floor light gray porcelain.
Image 60 - To the floor of this porch, the green paint is enough.
Image 61 - Luxury and refinement on this balcony with the Calacatta marble floor.
Picture 62 - Floor to balcony whitened!
Image 63 - Relaxed style balcony invested in the ceramic floor of light color.
Image 64 - White floor to the slightly rustic balcony.
Picture 65 - Floor to balcony: a project to prove that the ceramic floor can unite beauty, functionality and low cost.
Picture 66 - In this balcony, the light colors, even of the floor, predominate in the base of the decoration, while the more alive tones are in the details.
Picture 67 - For internal balconies, the choice of the floor is easier.
Picture 68 - Floor to small balcony with porcelain tile.
Picture 69 - Two types of porcelanato for the same balcony: one for covered area and another for the pool area.
Picture 70 - Gourmet balcony floor with white porcelain tile.