Balcony covering made of plastic - so the balcony is beautiful and safe
The balcony is An important aspect of inner-city living, however, is also evident in less densely built-up areas. So that the floor does not seem too drab and also a part of the coziness of the interior is transferred to the balcony, the floor covering is an important aspect of the balcony. Plastic offers itself for several reasons and is in most cases a very good choice.
The advantages of the plastic covering on the balcony and how it is to be attached will be described below.
Advantages of plastic coverings
Plastic has several advantages, which also show on the balcony. This particularly counts that this has a very low weight. This weight can be explained on the one hand by the material condition, but is also due to the fact that the plastic is laid very thin. With this thin installation, there are even more advantages. For example, that the balcony hardly loses its original size. Although this does not seem to be relevant at first glance, some of the houses built close to each other are not particularly large in storey height, which is why it is important that the floor covering is not too high. This also applies to the balcony.
Further advantages are in the optics, since plastic can be processed in almost all colors and patterns. This allows visual scope and enhancement possibilities, which are not so easily possible with other floors in this form. Advantages are also that the soil is usually relatively cheap, since the production and the base materials are not very expensive. One last advantage lies in the laying of the material, and this aspect will be explained in more detail later.
Processing forms of plastic
In order to cover the balcony sufficiently, there are various forms in which the plastic is sold. One of the most common shapes is therefore the rolled-up plastic. These sheets are quite simply processed and can therefore be rolled out and fastened. Another form that makes some visual sense is the plastic tile. It is characterized by a uniform pattern. The laying of liquid plastic can also be performed when it comes to make the balcony evenly and sealed. However, this variant is associated with a little more effort.
Special requirements of the balcony to the flooring
When choosing the right covering should always be considered that the balcony has different requirements than conventional floors. The balcony is influenced by the fact that it must not exceed a certain load in the rule, since it is free floating. If it is held up with columns or even walls, this problem is usually less.
The same applies to roof balconies. Further difficulties arise from the fact that it regularly comes to large amounts of water that rain down on the balcony. It can even come to very small rains in very heavy rains, which are usually derived. Nevertheless, it is important that the top layer of flooring on the balcony has a dissipative function. One last aspect that should be considered is the sun's exposure, which leads to excessive heating of the material.
The demands of the respective balconies are very different. In addition to the direction of the compass, it is therefore also decisive whether there is a roofing, supports or other influencing factors.
Laying of plastic tiles on the balcony
The plastic tiles are characterized in particular by a simple laying system and by a sophisticated design. The amount of material is also very flexible, which is very important for different sized balconies. The flexibility is possible because the tiles can be cut without problems with a circular or jigsaw. This also opens up the possibility for new patterns that result from laying the tiles. Thus, also corners and drain pipes can be flowed around when the tiles are cut accordingly.
These are mostly WPC tiles. These can often have grooves on the surface, which make a lot of visual sense. The grooves can also be used to insert different patterns into the overall picture. For example, they can always be rotated alternately, or they can all be straight.
However, care must be taken to ensure that the pages can click into each other. The reason for this is that plastic tiles, similar to laminate, are laid using a click technique. However, this is usually relatively flexible, which is why it works well in almost all directions, as well as after cutting. Then the edges can still be sealed.
Precision cutting is extremely important so that no water accumulates below the tiles. If that's the case, it can lead to problems that greatly weaken the materials.
Laying liquid plastic on the balcony
Laying liquid plastic is relatively expensive and requires some preparation. It is therefore quite reasonable to attach the plastic to the shell. But this must be sanded, sucked off and thoroughly cleaned. Then the edges have to be protected with PVC tape so that the liquid plastic can not escape. For a really good and lasting result, a suitable primer is then mixed, which is then applied all over the area.
For additional protection and better insulation, a fleece insert between the primer and the plastic layer can also be incorporated. The layers can then be laid over each other several times. It is also possible to incorporate natural quartz, so that the stability is further increased. The final layer is a seal to provide perfect and final density.
Plastic floor coverings are particularly useful because they are light in weight and can be processed in many forms. The usual forms include plastic sheets or tiles, as well as the liquid version.
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