Providers of Class A-Rated external flooring systems, Alfresco Floors highlight some of the best balcony flooring materials to use in 2022.
With the new year around the corner, you’re probably already starting to think about the materials to use in your next project, but what is going to be the popular choice next year?
With Class-A rated materials as important as ever, there’s a growing number of products on offer; here Alfresco Floors have broken down some of the top choices.
With these industry insights, both you and your clients will be ahead of the curve and at the forefront of both style and safety in 2022.
Mineral Composite Balcony Decking
Mineral composite decking provides a fantastic solution for those projects calling out for a timber-like aesthetic.
Naturally, timber can’t be used if fire-rating is required, so many customers and architects alike are looking for an alternative that ticks both appearance and safety boxes.
Using a mineral composite decking, such as ZERODECK helps achieve this. Designed to resemble timber, but meeting the latest Class-A regulations, ZERODECK is already a popular choice for those projects coming to fruition in 2022.
Porcelain might not be the first material that you think about when looking for balcony flooring options, but it’s a choice that has become more popular in recent years and is set to continue in 2022.
Often considered more for internal use, there are porcelain ranges specifically manufactured for use outdoors; 20mm thick. Available in 6 different size formats and with a wide choice of finishes, it’s an extremely versatile product.
As well as been being a sustainable choice and helping to elevate your project’s green credentials, the regularity of porcelain tiles makes for a faster and far easier installation.
On top of this, with an A1 fire-rating and scratch-resistant surface that never corrodes or stains, porcelain is an incredibly low maintenance choice with a lifespan of over 50 years.
Aluminium Decking Options
Metal is one of the most obvious choices for non-combustible balcony flooring and isa common choice for projects with volume requirements.
Despite this, it’s important to consider things such as slip-resistant treatment, when specifying metal decking systems. Any changes to the overall material property can affect the combustibility rating.
Aluminium decking has always been, well, aluminium decking – and slip resistance has been something of a limiting factor on its design values. However, technology is moving on and we predict that 2022 will push the boundary on just how good aluminium decking can look.
If you have any questions, feel free to speak to Alfresco Floors expert team.
Alfresco Floors are an established specialist in the delivery and installation of pedestal and rail-based external Class A fire-rated flooring systems.
With a comprehensive range of Class A-rated sub frame systems, A-PED, REIF DuraLink and AR-System, Alfresco also supply an extensive variety of flooring options which are also Class A-rated. These include aluminium decking, porcelain tiles, concrete and natural stone pavers.
The team at Alfresco Floors have unrivalled experience in exterior flooring, becoming familiar with all manner of materials, all sorts of technical challenges, and just about every type of ‘raised floor’ installation system.
If you’d like to speak to the team or arrange a consultation, get in touch today.