Acacia wood, composite, vinyl or artificial grass. These are some of the numerous options with which you count for change the floor of your terrace, balcony or garden and, therefore, change its appearance radically without the need for works.
Autumn is, why not? , a good time to transform the outdoor space of your home. With the change you will get extend the summer in your house by “opening” a terrace while the good weather lasts, but it will also make it better conditioned to enjoy it when the cold arrives. Because with confinement we learned that terraces are enjoyed all year round and that there are many resources (windbreaks, lights, blankets…) to do so.
Depending on the choice of the new floor you will get the terrace to be a warmer space (if you opt for acacia wood), more contemporary (if you go for composite or vinyl) or more comfortable and fresh if you decide on a good artificial grass.
Advantages of changing the floor of the terrace
In addition to the obvious aesthetic improvement between the advantages of opting for a floor change it is easy to do so because there are more and more formats that do not require installation, which means avoiding a lot of inconvenience in the form of noise and dust. Not to mention the savings in the cost of its installation (which can be 0 if you do it yourself), something very easy to do with click placement systems, and puzzle-type placement.
The great variety of formats makes it also an economic change, not only for its installation but also for the price per square meter of many of these systems.
Another advantage to take into account, especially if you choose the wood or composite format, is that its thickness makes the entire floor rise (remember that they are placed on the existing floor) so it is likely that it will be more flush with the interior flooring so that it gives the feeling of continuity with the interior (there will no longer be a lower step to the terrace).
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As if that were not enough, except for the vinyl format, these new finishes they hide the slopes that always exist on terraces and balconies to drain rainwater. For this to be the case, in the case of artificial grass, it is better to opt for one of the medium/high range, which has a certain thickness and will also be more comfortable.
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Finally, terraces or large gardens can zone the space with a different breakdown by zones. A very decorative resource that your terrace also deserves. With the interchangeable finishes of Ikea (which uses the same system in different finishes) it will be very easy to achieve.
Wooden floors for the terrace
Woods for the exterior are many. In the laminate format that requires installation, one of the most used is tropical Ipe wood, but in the easy-to-install format and short plank, but made of natural wood. the most used is acacia woodwhich has high durability and is one of the most sustainable options due to its rapid growth.
This click format is one of the best sellers and best valued on Amazon. It is from INTERBUILD and it is a 30 x 30 cm outdoor acacia floor (sold in packs to cover a surface of 0.9 m2). In golden teak finish easy to assemble and disassemble for 41.99 euros
INTERBUILD outdoor floor garden tiles outdoor terrace Acacia 30 x 30 cm 0.9 ㎡ per PACK Gold teak color, for garden, balcony, removable
Another of the best from Amazon is this Aufun model. It is also available in a 30 x 30 cm format of acacia wood, with click installation, like the previous one, its opening guarantees drainage and the box includes 11 pieces, which is equivalent to 1 m² for 39.99 euros
Aufun Acacia Wood Floor Tiles, Outdoor Garden Floor Tiles, 12 Wood Grains, Water Permeable and Non-Slip, for Balcony Terrace Garden(Model B, 11 Pieces)
NAIZY acacia wood pieces for terrace 30 x 30 cm with click system drainage. Weatherproof flooring, for garden, terrace, balcony, 11 units (for 1 m²) 39.99 euros
NAIZY Acacia Wood Floor Tiles 30 x 30 cm Wood Look Flooring with Drain and Floor Tiles for Terrace Garden Balcony (Model A, 11 Pieces | 1m²)
The easy installation option and 100% wood by Leroy Merlin is a pack of 9 outdoor pieces (for 0.81 m2) of 30×30 cm acacia wood for 22.99 euros
Pack of 9 exterior acacia wood tiles 30×30 cm
Ikea’s acacia wood option is this one. Its about RUNNEN sAcacia outdoor flooring with a brown stained finish. 30 x 30 and 2 cm thick, a set of pieces comes in the box to cover 0.81 m2 of surface. And the price of the lot is 25 euros per package
RUNNEN. Exterior floor / terrace floor, brown stain, 0.81 m²
Composite flooring for the terrace
Ikea also includes the elongated format of 60 x 30 cm in its finish that mixes wood and plastic for high resistance and good design. Outdoor flooring for terrace/garden in gray UTLÄNGAN, pieces for 0.90 m2 for 40 euros
UTLÄNGAN Exterior floor / terrace floor, brown, 0.90 m²
WPC flooring (mixture of wood and PVC) for exteriors by WOLTU. This option of 30 x 30 cm and click placement is available in various finishes (grey, I take wood…) 11 pieces for 51.99 euros
WOLTU WPC Flooring Set of 11 Outdoor Wood Tiles for Porch Patios Garden, 30 x 30 cm Composite Tiles for Terrace Brown
With a very natural finish, these are the Outsunny pieces that mix cedar wood with plastic. The set consists of 27 pieces of 30×30 cm, which represents an area of 2.5 m². With a click-in installation system in a dark brown finish that simulates wood, now with a 26% discount. Normal price
€135.99 and now 99.99 euros
Outsunny Set of 27 Wooden Tiles 30×30 cm with Area of 2.5 m² Click System Tiles for Balcony Terrace Garden Dark Brown
Multiplate outdoor resin tile with smooth brown finish 55.5×55.5 cm and 11 mm thick. Its tongue-and-groove plastic base union system allows for easy installation, preventing it from cracking or splintering over time. To cover a surface of 1 m², 3.25 tiles are needed. Unit price 14.48 euros
Outdoor resin tile Multiplate 55.5×55.5 cm and 11 mm
Porcelain flooring for the terrace with easy installation
At Ikea they take the click format to porcelain tiles. This is one of my favorite options and is ideal on small balconies. A simple way to give them life and movement with the black and white binomial.
MÄLLSTEN flooring for outdoor terrace flooring, in black and white, 30 x 30 cm. New pieces (to cover 0.81 m2) for 35 euros
MÄLLSTEN Outdoor floor / terrace floor, in/outdoor/black/white, 0.81 m²
Click tile is also available in natural slate. In anthracite tone of 30 cm x 60 cm, set of four tiles for 0.72 m² of surface 66.59 euros
BodenMax Click tile in natural slate | Classic Model | Anthracite | 30cm x 60cm | Set of 4 tiles = 0.72 m² | For terraces, gardens, balconies, swimming pools, interiors, exteriors
Outdoor patio flooring in MÄLLSTEN porcelain resistant to the elements in a gray/white finish of 30 x 30 cm for a surface of 0.81 m2 for 35 euros
MÄLLSTEN Outdoor floor / terrace floor, in/outdoor/grey/white, 0.81 m²
More than flooring, so that there is no installation, it is a vinyl carpet. In this case it has measurements of 140 x 200 cm but it is available in many sizes to adapt to what you need.
Panorama Gray brick mosaic vinyl rug 140×200 cm Panorama for 90.99 euros
Panorama Gray Bricks Mosaic Vinyl Rug 140×200 cm – Vinyl Kitchen Rug – Non-Slip and Fireproof Living Room Rug – Large Rugs – PVC Rugs
Artificial grass flooring for the terrace
Here we recommend forgetting the cheapest one and opting for a slightly dense one, with great drainage and that allows you to enjoy the sensations of walking barefoot on it.
It’s artificial grass is the Cádiz model from Jardin202, 38mm thick, so it has a very realistic height. The roll of 2×4 meters and the price is 112.60 euros
Jardin202 – Cadiz Artificial Grass 38mm – Rolls | Select the Measure| Various Measures | Roll: 2×4 Meters
The Amazon’s best seller is this one. Despite its simplicity (20 mm thick) it has very good reviews. It is perfect for small spaces and for zoning spaces.
From LUCATEX 20 mm high artificial grass roll from Guimaras, the high density 1×5 meter roll now with a 17% discount. Normal price
€53.88 and now 44.90 euros
LUCATEX – GUIMARAS artificial grass roll 1×5 meters – 20mm high – high density – professional quality – ideal for outdoor, swimming pools, terraces, garden, ideal for pets – easy installation
The Jerez de Jerez model artificial grass roll consists of 2×5 m and is also 30 mm high with fibers of 17850 stitches m² (or high density) for 189.00 euros
Artificial grass roll Jerez 2×5 m and 30 mm fiber height 17850 stitches m²
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