The exteriors must be pampered and cared for. We’re not just talking about plants or outdoor furniture which there is no doubt are very important. We want to focus on an aspect that we often overlook but which is quite relevant, and we are talking about soils. Choosing the wrong material can ruin any exterior. For this reason, in this article we bring you some of the best options in balcony and terrace floors.
As always, there are plenty of alternatives. We must choose the one that best suits our needs and budget. The idea is to give a different touch to that exterior space, no matter how small.
The classic ceramic floor
They’re the most watched. There’s no doubt about it. But it’s also one of the best outdoor options. One of its advantages lies in the wide variety of designs. Different finishes, colours and textures. It is a material that withstands very well the climatic changes, in addition there are also non-slip models, something very interesting in exteriors.
Elegant exteriors with natural stone
The natural stone is one of the most elegant outdoor options. You also have many options, from slates to limestones. In addition, you will be able to find different formats of stone, depending on the extension that you want to cover. This option is interesting if you want to eliminate the gaskets, the bigger the pieces, the fewer gaskets you will have. As far as its properties are concerned, stone can withstand temperature changes without any problems, but bear in mind that it is a material that is heated very much by the sun.
The warmth of a natural wood floor
Yes, we love natural wood, and also for exteriors. It’s comfortable, it’s cozy and it creates an almost automatic warmth. It contrasts a lot with the green, something that can result in a terrace with a certain exotic touch. Now, natural wood is delicate. Yes, even those that are made in order to be placed on the outside. A natural wood deck, for example, will need annual treatments to preserve all its beauty, something that must always be taken into account if we choose this material.
You can see more proposals in “Wood in terraces“.
Composite as an alternative to wood
The composite is a wood fibre floor compacted with plastic resin. For the record, this is a floor that imitates wood (although there are models that do not necessarily have to imitate it) but plastic. What does this mean? On the one hand, you have the aesthetics of wood, as there are models that really imitate it well, but on the other hand, we are dealing with a floor that does not require any maintenance. Yes, wood will always be wood, and its warmth is practically inimitable, but in appearance it convinces, so it is an excellent choice if we want a much more resistant flooring, and is that the composite does not deform or discolour with the sun or rain. This feature is ideal when it comes to floors for balconies and terraces.