Asked on May 7, 2017

I am looking for ideas how to update our Condo balcony on the coast?

DianeNancy GrammJan Ted Rumbo


We live along the gulf coast so I am looking for a way to update our balcony floor which is currently a rough concrete surface. Does anyone have some ideas?
5 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 7, 2017

    They make hardwood decking squares that would work if your concrete is in good shape. You could turn the squares to make and interesting pattern. They are click and lock.
  • Kcama
    on May 7, 2017

    buy an indoor/outdoor rug, or paint your own right on to the concrete (lots of ideas in hometalk). A more expensive but lovely way to go is to lay down faux decking (Make sure you get the kind that is open underneath and can breathe with all the hot sun and moisture. (are there any condo rules you have to follow?)
  • Jan Ted Rumbo
    on May 7, 2017

    Not really for the balcony since it is not seen. Thank you. my husband wants tile but I am concerned about getting it level.
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 7, 2017

    Is the concrete too rough to use as a base for tile? Slate tile would look lovely. My SIL tiled her front porch and back patio, both concrete, with slate. Gorgeous! You can do slate or a slate look or actually anything that suits your style.

    My floors inside are stained concrete. The foundation was scored in 20" squares before staining so it looks like large tile. That might be a good option for you, if the concrete's not too rough. I've seen people score existing porches/patios with a saw and then stain to get the same look.

    Do let us see the results of whatever you decide to do.
  • Diane
    on May 7, 2017

    the indoor outdoor rugs are so pretty, they have so many choices patterns and colors now. You can get some throw pillows to match, and even a matching colored candle in a hurricane vase and really transform the space.
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