One of the first critical points to consider when choosing the best outdoor flooring for your home is the use that will be made of the latter, therefore carrying capacity and resistance. It is logical that the combination of aesthetics and practicality is always sought. One of the most used materials to furnish one’s exteriors is solid wood. In fact, well-worked solid wood gives open spaces or gardens a natural and unforced appearance, which allows the eye to wander freely and find the flooring perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape. Durable over time and particularly resistant to bad weather, it is the ideal material for the decoration of your living spaces. Another resistant and aesthetically appreciated material is porphyry, followed by porcelain stoneware. And not only that, of course.
It is anyone’s dream to find the perfect combination of originality and practicality. In recent years there have also been advances and evolutions in the construction field. The most common example of sought-after outdoor flooring is grassy cobblestones. Ever heard of it? These are large pebbles of different sizes joined together. Thanks to this feature, laying is easier and more efficient, given the magnificent final result that gives the impression of many single pebbles next to each other. The shape of the pebbles is usually rounded, to allow the grass to grow without being damaged. Lately, outdoor wood flooring has also spread, which does not suffer damage over time, consisting of natural and waterproof slats. What’s more pleasant than natural and dynamic outdoor wood?
The laying of a flooring goes through various phases, the main and most important of which is the study of the floor on which it will be carried out. In fact, the surface on which you will work must be dry, compact and free of lesions, leveled at the right point. Sometimes, to perfectly level the irregularities, a first layer of mortar is passed on the work surface. To prevent a slope from forming to the next bedding layer, a screed is created which must be correctly leveled. Usually the bedding layer is formed with sand alone, especially for porphyry supports. For large surfaces it will be mixed with cement. An important datum to consider is the slope to be set to avoid the stagnation of water below the main layer.
What are the most common mistakes made when laying outdoor flooring? After so much care in choosing the type of material you want to use, it would be a shame to allow some small errors of evaluation to ruin everything. Here are some small tricks that could be fundamental to avoid such mistakes. In the first place, clayey, wet, or marshy soil is considered unsuitable for laying a pavement, since water stagnation would make any effort made in the long run useless. Better to choose a compact, rocky, gravelly soil, for example. Furthermore, it is a mistake to absolutely avoid that of postponing the formation of the slope, and therefore of the leveling, to the next bedding layer.