Natural stone slabs on the balcony
Excellent tiles for balcony
Life in urban space: dynamism, liveliness but also hectic are the keywords of urban life. A natural environment in which you can find relaxation and recreation is a rarity in the city, but a need for many city dwellers. A place of retreat is needed!
Create a natural oasis on your balcony where you can find peace and recharge your batteries! Natural stone slabs as the basis for your near-natural balcony do without artificial additives and radiate purity. In the following article, we give you important information on design ideas with natural stone slabs, laying on the balcony and maintenance.
Natural stone slabs on balconies
Natural stone slabs are available in a wide variety of colors and with different surface properties. Especially popular are natural-looking types of natural stone.
The dynamic granite Urban Gray Line offers a pleasant combination of closeness to nature and variety. Its line-like texture in white to anthracite tones gives your balcony individuality and modernity. The natural stone is very robust and will give you many years of pleasure after professional laying.
Various plants in strong shades of green flatter the gray granite and create a harmonious overall picture. Wooden furniture in expressive colors creates an interesting and harmonious contrast to the different shades of gray.
A piece of the Mediterranean on the balcony
Mediterranean vacation in miniature? Mediterranean balcony design works best with terrace coverings made of tumbled travertine. A homogeneous surface with natural notches: that’s Travertin Medium. The overall picture of the travertine laid looks harmonious due to its bright, cream-colored look. The natural stone matches wrought iron, filigree patio furniture, and typical terracotta pots.
What should you watch out for laying granite on the balcony?
On the balcony, the permissible load is of particular interest so that the statics of your miniature holiday location work. Therefore, the weight of the natural stone slabs per square meter must also be taken into account. The permissible load depends on the type of construction of the balcony.
When selecting natural stone slabs for the balcony, as with the stone terrace, frost resistance is important. Although balconies in the city are often protected by a roof, they still come into contact with all forms of weather. Particular attention should, therefore, be paid to the frost resistance of the natural stone flooring.
Laying natural stone slabs on the balcony An advantageous installation method
The recommended laying method on the balcony is laying on pedestals. The terrace slabs are placed selectively on supports on the slab edges. The procedure is ideal to apply e.g. Concrete to lay. Another advantage of this method is that bedding material such as gravel or grit can be dispensed with. At the same time, weight is saved that you can use elsewhere, for example when decorating your balcony.
If necessary, individual slabs can be easily replaced if the natural stone slabs have been moved to pedestals. Our tip: Therefore, plan about 10 percent more material when buying a natural stone. If you are also bothered by a single board when laying it in the overall picture, you can simply replace it.
The basic recommendation for natural stone laying includes a laying gradient of 2-3%. Such a slope can be dispensed with when laying on pedestals since the water can flow between the plates.
The space between the surface and the natural stone slabs may collect dirt at this point. Therefore, the surface should be cleaned after a few years.
Natural stone properly maintain
Proper care extends the lifespan and maintains the look of your natural stone slabs! The first step to ensure permanent protection against dirt is impregnation. By applying it after laying, an invisible protective film protects your natural stone slabs from permanent stains. As a rule, the impregnation is repeated at an interval of four years, but you can also impregnate more often if necessary in areas subject to stress.
Cleaning made easy: The use of water is usually sufficient for normal cleaning of natural stone. A special basic cleaner for the material can be useful for more stubborn stains.
As you can see, natural stone is a suitable floor covering for the balcony. Create a retreat to relax and feel good with a natural balcony design!