The problem in remodeling balconies is that they can often be too small to justify the fuss and expense of hiring a team of tradespersons to lay ceramic or other conventional deck tiles for condos or high rise apartments, in most cases. But on the other hand, a balcony can look so drab and dreary if left neglected and unloved. And that's where Handydeck's decking tiles can be such a useful option.
All you need to do is to lay the convenient interlocking pavers directly over the existing concrete surface. And if you have a tiled surface you no longer like, just lay HandyDeck tiles straight over the top of the old tiles.
One of the big bonuses is that there's no tedious surface preparation required... just give the balcony a good sweep with a broom. Then simply snap the tiles into position...it literally only takes minutes to cover an entire balcony. The interlocking tabs on each side of the tile hold them securely in place so they wont fall off the balcony or blow away in normal wind gusts. In hurricane prone areas of course, some extra precautions may be necessary. But even if you're worried about hurricanes, you can always take up the tiles and lay them down again after the danger has passed.
As HandyDeck decking tiles come in several different patterns and styles, you can create your own balcony design to suit your individual preference. And if you need to fit the tiles around pipes, posts or other objects, SwiftDeck or ResiDeck wood tiles can easily be cut with just a normal handsaw or jigsaw.
To add a bit more interest on your balcony deck, you could consider leaving out a few tiles and filling the gaps with some large polished river pebbles, crushed brick or pine bark nuggets. Take a trip to your local garden center and select a few established potted plants, bamboo or ferns or other greenery and you'll quickly have a balcony that's a real delight. But make sure you don't add too many items to the balcony or too many different objects as a small balcony can soon look cluttered. Just remember in this case, less is best.
And as for maintenance, just sweep your HandyDeck balcony deck with a broom every so often to remove dirt or maybe a wash with water. The only other recommendation with SwiftDeck deck tiles is to coat the tiles with a good quality decking oil/sealer every 6-12 months. This helps preserve the initial wood color as long as possible. If left untreated, the tiles will gradually fade to a soft silvery grey.
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