High Quality terrace floor
Fantastic ideas for the outdoor area
It should look beautiful, be trendy, feel good and be easy to care for – if our patio flooring can demonstrate all of these properties, we are happy. What are the options for terrace design? Is natural stone, wood or porcelain stoneware the right choice? Which format shows the terrace floor particularly well and what kind of material is particularly easy to maintain? You can find answers to all these questions in this article!
Terrace floor made of unique natural stone
Naturally created and of individual beauty: natural stone is a material with character and intense expressiveness. Terrace floors made of the natural stone give the outdoor area a very special charm. Whether you choose light sandstone, rustic travertine, dark slate or bluish shimmering limestone – a natural stone terrace is an expression of natural and high-quality flair at the same time! Here, modern terrace concepts with an urban flair, Mediterranean outdoor areas with rustic charm or individual design ideas can be realized as desired. In any case, a unique result can always be expected with a terrace floor made of natural stone – every stone is absolutely unique!
Format and effect
If natural stone slabs are additionally processed, the individual effect can be intensified intensively. Tumbled travertines, for example, have an antique look and contribute particularly well to an overall Mediterranean effect. Certain formats and laying patterns can also enhance the natural effect of the stone terrace. The “Roman Association”, a laying pattern that is made up of at least three stones of different formats, stages natural stone with great skill. At first glance, this type of laying looks as if the stones were placed arbitrarily, but behind it is a sophisticated system that gives the terrace floor a fascinating and harmonious flair. The laying of polygonal slabs is no longer as popular as it was a few years ago, but with its asymmetrical composition still attracts many people and is often used with color-intensive quartzite stones. For a deliberately modern overall effect of the natural stone terrace, it is advisable to lay the cross joint, which stands for clear lines and symmetrical order.
Timeless Naturalness Trend
Whether interior or exterior design: the trend towards natural materials continues. The unique materials of nature such as wood or natural stone captivate with their authentic character and bring originality and natural charisma to your home and garden. Garden furniture, practical elements such as canopies or privacy screens and decorations are preferably designed with natural materials. A seating group made of rattan and bamboo or wood protection, for example, emphasizes the natural ambiance and ensures a feeling of well-being. In combination with designer garden furniture and clear garden design, natural stone slabs can also appear wonderfully modern. Together with a Mediterranean garden, they intensify a casual, southern atmosphere. In the meantime, there are also porcelain stoneware tiles with a natural stone look that come amazingly real to the original and also conjure up a lot of natural charm in the outdoor area.
Wood-look on the terrace
Designing terrace floors with wood is a very natural and popular option. Since wood looks nice, but is maintenance-intensive and wears out quickly, people are happy to look for alternatives. Floorboards made from the Asian terrace wood Bankirai are relatively robust but have little variety in appearance. With WPC (Wood-Plastic-Composite) – decking you also have an easy-care version, but the appearance of this outdoor floor is relatively monotonous and not very natural. This is where porcelain stoneware tiles come into play – quality manufacturers now produce stoneware with an amazingly real wood look. Whether oak, larch or Douglas fir – all types of wood are deceptively real in terms of color and structure and delight on the terrace with an authentic wood look. The weather conditions are irrelevant for these terrace tiles – the robust and easy-care porcelain stoneware withstands any weather and is immune to wear and tear. By the way, wood-look tiles, you can also lay on the balcony without any problems, creating a natural and elegant ambiance there.
There are various options for delimiting the terrace and the lawn. If you like it very natural, you can have the natural stone slabs ad up directly on the lawn. Natural stone paving or curbs and edging stones made of natural stone also look beautiful, creating a harmonious transition from the terrace to lawn. With garden plans planned in terraces, you can create a particularly harmonious look with a natural stone wall or with the use of solid block steps made of natural stone.
Proper care for a beautiful terrace floor
So that a floor remains beautiful, it must be properly cared for. If you decide to use a natural stone terrace, you should definitely carry out impregnation. This reduces the absorbency of the floor and liquids, dirt & co simply pearl off here. The terrace floor can also be preventively protected when laying natural stone. If this is done professionally, unpleasant phenomena such as efflorescence can be avoided in advance. Otherwise, the best way to maintain the natural stone terrace floor is to sweep it off with a soft broom and spray it with water – and it will shine again in full shine. One should refrain from working with a pressure washer. The pressure of the water jet could damage the surface structure of the natural stone. Scratchy sponges and cleaners that contain acid should also not be used. Care products that match natural stone suits better for cleaning stubborn stains, then spray with water and everything shine like new again. You can find out more about maintaining your natural stone terrace here. What about a natural stone in freezing temperatures, snow, and frost? You can also relax here: the natural stone slabs from us are all tested for frost resistance. If correctly laid on fine grit and with a sufficient gradient (at least 3%), which ensures unimpeded water drainage, travertines are also frost-proof.