When you’re redoing your condo, you want it to be just right once you’re done. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is what type of flooring you’ll want to use for your balcony. Let’s face it, a balcony is a huge perk when you own a condo, and when it comes to balcony flooring, you have several types available to you. Let’s take a look at these types in more detail.
When you think about it, wooden balconies never go out of style. As long as you choose the right type of wood, the balcony is bound to last for a very long time. If you choose wood for your balcony, it will have to be painted or stained both on top and underneath, as well as sealed on all sides. Wooden balconies are long-lasting and easy to maintain, and they tend to last for many years at a time.
In addition, balcony flooring made out of wood is super-sturdy and durable, and it’ll easily match the rest of your decor. Wood is especially attractive for people who appreciate a more rustic and natural look, and you can buy stains and paint of all different shades and colors.
While concrete flooring is not as common as other types, it still offers numerous advantages. First of all, concrete is very strong and can take a lot of abuse but keep on going. It can handle any type of weather and is nearly impossible to break or become damaged. Concrete can easily withstand extremes in temperature and is perfect for high-traffic areas or families with kids.
Yet another perk of a concrete balcony is that it can easily be made into just about any shape you want it to be, so if the floor space of your balcony is uniquely shaped, you can still get what you wanted in the end.
Artificial Grass Balconies
While many people don’t realize you can use artificial grass for your balcony, it is a smart choice for many reasons. Artificial grass is attractive all year long and is not prone to insects or other pests. It won’t itch like real grass, but instead is smooth and comfortable to walk on, and it is both eco-friendly and non-toxic. Artificial grass is also a lot more durable than people realize, and all you have to do if you spill something on it is wipe it up with an absorbent towel and wash the area with a mild detergent before letting it air dry.
Ceramic Tile Balconies
Finally, you can choose ceramic tile for your balcony flooring. You’ll want to choose the anti-skid type of tile, and many manufacturers make tile that looks like other types of flooring, such as wood and stone. Ceramic tile is very durable and temperature-resistant, and it even comes in various shades and tints. And while ceramic tiles need to be cleaned regularly just like other types of flooring, you can sweep and mop them as usual and they’ll continue looking great for many years to come.