Decoration

Sealing the balcony with tiles - 3 options presented with instructions


When balconies are getting old, cracks often form or the tiles come off. Here are 3 ways how you can seal your balcony.

remove old tiles

If tiles come off or there are cracks on the balcony, you should not let this condition last too long, because a leaky balcony can have many unpleasant consequences. If rainwater penetrates the fine cracks, the damage will of course get worse. If it then freezes in winter, the floor can even be blown open properly (reading tip: make the balcony and terrace winter-proof - now protect against frost!).

But that's not all: for stabilization, there are iron connections in the underground, which can rust due to the effects of moisture, which can then also damage the facade of the house. In summer, the great heat also makes the balcony flooring difficult. So you should get to work and seal your balcony.

If the balcony is not very large, you can seal it yourself. You can get all the materials you need to renovate the flooring from the hardware store. Below are three ways in which you can do the sealing.

3 ways to seal a balcony presented

Option 1 - remove old tiles:

If the tiles are badly damaged, it is best to remove them completely and re-tile the balcony. Proceed as described in the following instructions:

➥ Step 1:

Before the subsoil can be renovated, the old tiles must be removed completely.

2 Step 2:

When the surface is well preserved, you have to apply a sealing spatula made of plastic and cement in two layers. This sealing compound ensures a reliable seal on the balcony. Alternatively, you could apply a film.

3 Step 3:

After the surface has been prepared in this way, you can lay the new tiles on it.

Option 2 - impregnate tiled floor:

It is not absolutely necessary to remove the old tiles. If they are not badly damaged, you can simply impregnate the existing covering. Proceed as follows:

➥ Step 1:

Impregnate the tiled floor

You should definitely choose a day with dry weather for the work, because the impregnation takes up to five hours before it can withstand rain. First you have to clean the tile floor carefully and remove any moss that may be present in the joints.

2 Step 2:

Then shake the impregnating liquid well and distribute it evenly on the tile covering. With the rubber wiper you can apply the mass nicely evenly.

3 Step 3:

After the exposure time specified on the packaging, you must remove the excess mass with the rubber wiper and wipe over it again with a damp cloth.

If you have impregnated the tiles in this way, you must repeat the procedure at least once a year, possibly even every six months.

Option 3 - Seal the tile floor with liquid plastic:

If the tiles are more badly damaged and there are major cracks and breaks, then you need to use heavier guns. In this case, a liquid plastic is required to seal the floor. Then do the following:

➥ Step 1:

Seal the tiled floor with liquid plastic

Before working with the plastic, you should put on protective gloves. Then clean the tiles thoroughly and fill holes and cracks with filler.

2 Step 2:

Then stir the plastic according to the instructions on the packaging and then distribute it evenly on the tile floor. Then a special fleece comes immediately from the hardware store. The individual webs must overlap by about five centimeters.

3 Step 3:

After the fleece is properly soaked with the plastic, a second layer of plastic is placed over it. You should distribute this with a roll on it. Make sure that the fleece does not slip.

By the way, you will find information on the packaging about the time after which the covering can be walked on and when it can withstand rain.