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ddawg16 09-10-2013 02:26 PM

Best Surface for Indoor Balcony?
 
Now that the outside is done....I have one more thing to handle before the rains come.

This is my balcony.....

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...psaa904be5.jpg

For the most part, it is covered...but we get some pretty good winds here in S California....translation, water will get blown onto the deck....below that deck is some inside living space....translation.....drywall. I don't want it to get wet for obvious reasons.

The plans call for Mer-Ko Shur Deck...I've heard I can also do hot mop (works in my mild climate).

One of the issues is that we don't want a surface that looks like your typical balcony floor....we are thinking that we would like to either tile it...or better yet use wood...much like you would find on the deck of a ship...

I know it would be expensive...but I would love to have a surface of Teak...

Ideas...suggestions?

ToolSeeker 09-10-2013 03:47 PM

The best of both worlds they have tile now that really looks like wood.

oh'mike 09-10-2013 09:25 PM

Do you have a drain in there?

ddawg16 09-11-2013 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1240484)
Do you have a drain in there?

There will be.....we most likely won't get any rain for at least 2 more months...so I have 'time'....

oh'mike 09-11-2013 05:26 AM

I've never waterproofed a wood floor----I wonder if Schluter, Ditra or Kerdi would be acceptable for under tile?

Under a wood floor? Not sure---Roof membrane? Removable sections of wood would be wise--so servicing the deck could be done without demolition.

mgp roofing 09-11-2013 11:18 PM

Its done here quite a bit, use TPO or EPDM or mod-bit roof membrane, the choice is yours, for the waterproof surface. Then these http://www.vikingroofspec.co.nz/cata...jack-pedestals to support your tile or wood surface.
Or use Deck-king membrane (from above supplier) as a finished surface. I think its a Canadian product so you probably have a supplier of these products in your area.

ToolSeeker 09-12-2013 07:01 AM

Could you build your wood floor in small sections say like a small pallet with 1x runners. This would make them removable so you could hose and clean under them or rebuild them if damaged. Use PT for the runners.

alexjoe 09-13-2013 01:56 PM

I agree with this guy.


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