Inexpensive, decorative and quickly laid: balcony tiles made of plastic


For many people, the question arises of how to upgrade the balcony of their rented apartment or apartment building without having to choose a durable and, above all, expensive floor covering. Plastic balcony tiles are inexpensive, laid within minutes and dismantled just as quickly.

Optics and support technology

Apart from the discomfort radiating appearance, the usual concrete or steel balcony floors are foot cold and sensitive to stains. Balcony tiles made of plastic can use their click technology within a few minutes to remove these restrictions. Fluted colored strips or strips in imitation wood cover mostly to squares summarized the previous balcony floor.

The distance to the floor is constructed by a latticed substructure or by special support accessories such as connection crosses or support bearings, which allows under ventilation and good drying of the balcony floor and the balcony tiles. The plastic is easy to cut and is easily designed without effort and laid out by tile tile by tile.

Types of plastics and decors

The abundance of different plastics allows the selection of very different looks, imitations and colors for the balcony tiles.

  • Monochrome balcony tiles with ribbing as slip resistance in obvious plastic look with slightly rubber-like appearance.
  • Parallel or circular symmetrical arranged single strips, which form different laying patterns through the different joint courses.
  • Balcony tiles with a seamless continuous surface usually with optical side skirts that obscure the substructure and convey a solid plate look.
  • Long plastic strips that give the balcony tiles the appearance of a floorboard in a common appearance.
  • Surfaces with lattice shapes that can range from linear slots or circles to ornamental entanglements
  • Closed surfaces with printed wood imitation in different construction patterns of the individual balcony tiles.
  • Heavy or light plastic, ranging from the visual appearance of stone tiles to light metal mesh.

Unrivaled value for money

The standard dimensions are balcony tiles in square shape with side dimensions of 15, 30 and 40 centimeters. While the simplest fluted PVC balcony tiles are offered for prices starting at five euros, high-quality vinyl plastics made from wood imitations or heavy solid plastic panels can cost up to ten euros each.

Tips & Tricks

The more rubber granulate is contained in the plastic, the foot-friendly the feeling of footing and the weight of the balcony tiles increases. Special plastic compounds in heavy quality increase the resistance to treading, weathering and temperature fluctuations.


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