Choosing the right floor for your house is not a simple task. You must not only consider aesthetics, but also evaluate the characteristics of the material and the difficulty of construction. Finding the right floor may be more tedious than choosing the color of the wall or the furniture of the living room, but the element of the floor is of great importance to the house.
Today we will analyze the floor materials of outdoor spaces. In addition to seeing whether they can withstand extreme temperature changes, we also need to consider the required construction technology, and also evaluate the visual effects of different materials. Although the construction technology is important, we also need to find a material that suits our terrace and courtyard in appearance. After all, this will affect your outdoor time. In order to make your selection process easier, we will introduce you to 4 types of flooring materials for outdoor space. Let's look at their advantages and disadvantages before making a choice.
1. Ceramic floor
Ceramic flooring is a common flooring material commonly used outdoors, and the reason is simple. Tile flooring is easy to maintain and clean, and can withstand temperature changes, making it an excellent choice for outdoor flooring.
There are also different types of tiled floors. Clay and porcelain kilns are common on the market, and different types have their advantages.
1. Ceramic tiles: Ceramic tiles have insufficient hardness, so they are not recommended for outdoor flooring.
2. Porcelain tiles: The characteristics of porcelain tiles are hard and delicate, and the style is diverse. Whether it is color, pattern or gloss, the design is more delicate and unique, with good decorative effect, so using porcelain tiles can create Different styles. However, the water absorption rate of porcelain tiles is too small, so the adhesion may not be as strong as that of ceramic tiles. If you want to use porcelain tiles, pay attention to the effect of changing temperature on it, and consider the size of the expansion gap during construction.
3. Terracotta tiles: Made from raw clay by hand or machine at low temperature. This floor tile is characterized by its rough, rugged, primitive colors, suitable for creating a rustic country style. This floor tile is mainly produced in Mexico.
Many people choose wood as the floor of the terrace, and wood usually creates a very comfortable and warm atmosphere. However, although this natural material has many advantages, it also has its disadvantages. Although wood is abrasion-resistant, it is more delicate than other materials and requires more time to maintain, especially natural wood. There are not only natural wood to choose from, but also synthetic wood boards. If you don't know which one is best for you, I suggest you talk to an expert before making a decision.
But its advantages are worth it:
1. Good-looking: Wood is definitely the most beautiful of all materials, and the texture and color of different trees are also different. Trees growing in the tropics are more resistant to rain and can withstand weather changes. The wooden floor gives a warm feeling, and walking barefoot on it is very comfortable.
2. Practical: One of the great advantages of wood is that when placed on the substructure, the floor can be flatter.
3. Natural Stone
Considering environmental protection and aesthetics, the most satisfactory material is natural stone. Stone is a material that is very easy to maintain and has high durability. What makes it unique is that each stone is unique.
The most common types of stone for outdoor floors are:
1. Granite: Although not the cheapest, it is the most beautiful one. It is recommended that you use it in warmer areas, because granite has good heat resistance, so it is suitable for higher temperature areas. Granite is also available in different colors, sizes and shapes for you to choose from.
2. Slate: Because it is a very waterproof material and has good thermal insulation, it is most suitable for roofing. In addition, slate is also very suitable as a floor material. Its color ranges from light gray to nearly black gray, so it gives a calm feeling and adds uniqueness to your terrace.
3. Sandstone-Rock consolidated by sand grains, mainly composed of quartz, feldspar, etc. in the state of debris.
To add a modern touch to the terrace, polished concrete floors are the best choice. This type of flooring is super convenient to construct and easy to clean and maintain. Although the cement floor we usually see is gray, there are actually many different colors for the cement floor.