Could you stand to spruce up your balcony a bit? While they are often neglected spaces, balconies can become functional and beautiful with a bit of work. One of the best ways to start a balcony makeover is with the flooring. Few people bring shoes onto the balcony, so the texture and temperature of the flooring are important. Plus, flooring is the foundation for the style of the space and changing it can have a dramatic visual impact. Not sure what to choose? Here are the five best flooring options for your balcony.
Concrete is one of the most common flooring options for balconies because it is so weather-resistant and secure. That said, concrete doesn’t have to be boring. You can stain it to a new color to change the look of the space. Or, if you have yet to pour the concrete, you can add a soft texture that adds some flair to the balcony. There are also additives that make concrete stronger, which can help make your balcony safer.
Concrete may also be the best base material for a balcony because you can add these other flooring options on top of it.
2. Vinyl Options
Vinyl is another great material that can resist the elements that your balcony flooring will be exposed to. These days, you have many vinyl flooring options, including vinyl sheets and tiles. There are endless color and shape possibilities when you’re using vinyl flooring. As the balcony is such a small space, you can spring for more intricate, brighter, bolder designs than you would in a larger space in your home. Plus, as the balcony is often visually unconnected from the rest of your space, you can depart from the main style in your home. Vinyl is a flexible option that will help you take advantage of this opportunity.