Relax on the terrace
From the terrace we expect relaxation in the fresh air and pleasant place to meet with family and friends. To get joy made, it must be properly developed.
Ask yourself the first few necessary questions. Which side of the world will be facing terrace? North prefer straight avoided. Will be partially or completely covered? Establishes the kitchen, living room, or bedroom? Planning to have a barbecue, grow plants, or there will soon be a baby crawl? Answers to these and other questions will help you choose better material or floor decking terraces. This should result in tune with the overall look of the house with the colors of the facade.
Would you like wood or tiles?
Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. It depends on whether you prefer durability (stone), natural look (wood) or the easy realization (tiles, artificial stone). The market is still widespread, specially developed material Silvadec (WPC), consisting of wood flour and polymer, trying to combine all of these features. It has a very long life warranty up to 25 years and is almost maintenance-free. Genuine feel of natural wood but not replace. I am inclined to choose the wood, but you re afraid that it even regular maintenance not protect against shrinkage, mildew and fading? A good solution is to use treated lumber Thermowood technology. When a sophisticated manufacturing process gets new wood properties, is considerably more stable shape, less absorbent and resistant to rot. In addition, the color darkens and unite, which reflects the current trend.
For outdoor use is well suited resistant cedar and oak, is inappropriate alder, ash or birch. Uncovered terraces rather count with non-slip surface, such as grooved belts. Rougher surface finish shall also popular, known as brushing, which removes the soft parts of the wood, which is highlighted in its structure. For its durability and permanence are now increasingly popular exotic Merbau wood, Tali, or perhaps Bangkirai, which is harder than oak and also suitable for swimming pools. The disadvantage is the higher price of these woods as well as their non-organic production in the rainforests. If you decide for natural stone, you have many options, suitable as porphyry, andesite, granite, limestone or sandstone. Avoid perhaps brittle shale. The irregular shapes and combinations of different colored stones can be composed imaginative mosaic.
Council over gold
It pays to work with professionals who you should prepare the final layout of the installation and execution or design directly in 3D. Advise you also, for example, the terrace of the house separately based on hard, flat surface and drained, or that the gap between the planks splayed shapes visually smaller boards. Wooden terrace is laid on a wooden rack leaning against a steel bracket anchored in the wall of the house. Another option are metal grids or concrete slab. If the terrace more than half a meter above the ground, they should be provided with handrails. When you move her children, from thirty feet above the ground. As a less obvious barrier well served hedge, or a series of bulky and sufficiently stable containers with greenery. Since the beginning of the proposal should also think about lighting.