Concrete slabs are ugly looking

 

 
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  1. 02.09.2009, 21:47#1
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    Hide concrete slabs

    Hello,
    could use some advice.

    We have ugly concrete slabs on the terrace.
    Since it is a rental apartment, it would be wood (which I would like best)
    too expensive at 35 sqm.
    Because it is a wet roof, it must also be permeable to water.
    I definitely don't want artificial turf.

    Does somebody has any idea?

    L G, Pauline

  2. 02.09.2009, 23:21#2
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    dear pauline,
    Sometimes CONCRETE isn't that bad, but I know what you mean.
    take a look at my blog at BALCONY .... at a loggia I once put brown fleece sheets so that everyone could step on the sheets barefoot in the evening, it was like a cozy additional room.

    If your balcony is without a roof, I would first screw a parasol onto the balcony rods, which invites you to linger under "protection" all year round, you can cover the floor with sauna wood (IKEA would be cheap, I think). as long as it's not raining, you can also place kitchen rugs on the plates. You can embellish the concrete walls with weather-resistant wall decals.

    have fun,
    constanze *
    [url] http://wohnkosmetik-ck.blogspot.com/ [/ url]

  3. 03.09.2009, 08:01#3
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    We had these shabby exposed aggregate concrete slabs (50 x 50 cm) on our old balcony. We placed wooden tiles of the same size on top.

    In our new, old house, the terrace is also covered with these stupid exposed aggregate concrete slabs.
    We put the old wooden panels from the balcony on top and (because they weren't enough) brought in new ones.

    Unfortunately they were on offer at that time (5-6 years ago).
    Today such a plate costs (2.99 €, 50 x 50 cm).
    And those are the cheap ones. at 35 sqm you get around 420, - € (!).

    But since the panels are only laid loosely, you can take them with you when you move and use them in the next apartment or sell them.

    I don't think you can get a wooden decking for a terrace cheaper.

    Our current terrace has just got a roof and will only be used to store firewood and bicycles, etc. in the future.
    Next year there will be the "real terrace". but there should be no wood on it.
    This is too much care for me. Should last a long time and always look good.

  4. 03.09.2009, 22:32#4
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    what do you think of a combination of wooden tiles on the inside and a wide edge of gravel on the outside? your many plants would certainly look great in a bed of gravel.
    lg tina

  5. 04.09.2009, 10:56#5
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    great idea!

    Gravel and stones are also particularly great in small, wild front gardens ...

    lg constanze *

  6. 05.09.2009, 19:27#6
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    Hello my dears,

    thanks for your ideas.
    Unfortunately, I can't do any of that.
    I can't remove the plates, so I would have to put something over them.
    I think the idea with the wood and gravel on the outside is great. But then the floor rises too much.
    When it rains heavily, the water runs through the balcony door.
    As I said, the roof terrace is a wet roof, what is on it is exposed to sun, rain, ice and snow. All the year long.
    Maybe the panels could be painted.
    Does anyone have any experience?

    LG, Pauline

  7. 05.09.2009, 23:02#7
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    dear pauline,

    otherwise plant a small lawn - or you can lay an artificial lawn .... has pep too and can get wet!

    or google a little ...
    good luck!!

    lg constanze *

  8. 06.09.2009, 01:09#8
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  9. 07.09.2009, 08:13#9
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    If it's a rented apartment, you have to clarify the painting with the landlord beforehand.

    To be honest, I don't think that stains on exposed aggregate concrete slabs look particularly great and I don't think that concrete paint will stick permanently to the pebbles set in concrete. The pebbles have a much smoother surface than concrete.
    Then rather Kustrasen.

    The wooden panels are simply placed loosely on top of the concrete slabs.
    They don't have to be removed for this. And water drains well underneath.

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