Tiling Balconies Melbourne – It's all in the preparation!
Considering tiling balconies in Melbourne are outdoor areas they are exposed to the wet weather conditions. Like all wet areas that are tiled, balconies in Melbourne must be waterproofed prior to tiling in order to protect the concrete and prevent any water leakage. Tiling Balconies should also be built with a slight grade to allow for adequate drainage. Ensuring that the grade is sufficient the fall of the substrate should be a minimum of 1.5cm over a metre will of the area. Failure to do so can result in water stagnating and putting the integrity of the balcony at risk if not treated properly. The other critical area to seal is the joint between the floor and any walls where water can be leaked. Not only should this area be thoroughly waterproofed, a non-shrinking grout must be used to secure this high-risk area.
If you have any further questions regarding the correct preparation process to follow before tiling your balcony, or you would like to talk to FA Tiling about how we can help, please call 0415 105 757 or contact us here.