Warming of the floor on the balcony
Now a very popular way to increaseThe apartment space is an extension of the area due to the balcony. But how to warm it, so that it would become a full-fledged additional room? On the balcony it is strictly forbidden to remove pipes of autonomous heating, so it is necessary to insulate it in other, more accessible ways.
The loss of heat from your balcony is influenced by factors such as:
- The direction of the balcony (North, South, West, East);
- The material from which the house is built;
- Options for glazing adjacent balconies;
- The degree of heating of the house, etc.
The answer to the question: "What materials and how thoroughly to insulate the balcony?" - can have several options depending on the desired result. Or rather, from what you see your balcony after the insulation works. Warming of the balcony can be partial or complete.
Warming of the balcony floor and its decoration arean important factor that determines the heat preservation of the structure. The quality of the materials for insulation and installation depends directly on the climate in the middle of the room, because the cold penetrating into poorly embedded cracks, or coming from a concrete slab, significantly reduces the temperature of the air in the room.
Warming of the floor on the balcony - options
Of course, for good thermal insulation it is necessarythe insulation of the balcony around the perimeter, but on this subject we will talk later, and in this article we will try to give the most comprehensive answer to the question: "How to insulate the floor on the balcony?".
First you need to decide which type of floor you arewant to have - the usual wooden, covered with linoleum or "warm electric floor". If your choice is leaning to the side of the wooden floor, which has been used since childhood, and you have a great desire to perform its installation yourself, then further information will be very useful for you. And if you still prefer the second option of floor insulation, it is best to ask for help from professional builders who will lay down the floor in compliance with all the necessary rules. However, a "warm electric floor" will cost you an order of magnitude more expensive both during installation and in subsequent operation, because it will be a source of additional electricity consumption.
How the floor is insulated on the balcony
In order to perform the floor insulation onbalcony, first of all, you need to design a wooden frame. For this purpose, a board (wooden bar) with a width of at least twenty centimeters is used. Along the entire perimeter of the balcony is mounted a structure of boards, which are placed on the edge. The frame is attached to the floor using dowels with nails, as well as metal corners. The boards are fastened together by wood screws.
As a heater usedpredominantly polystyrene thickness of 10 cm. After installing the frame on the foam plastic, the glue is applied and then it is laid in the finished sections. To achieve a thickness of twenty centimeters of insulation layer, the foam falls in two balls. After laying the first layer, glue is applied to its surface and then the second ball of foam is laid out. Joints between the beam and insulation foam are blown, joint seams are sealed.
When the insulation is complete, go tothe next stage. On top of the heater is laid gypsum board and is attached to the frame with the help of self-tapping screws. Then it is already possible to lay the floor covering, most suitable for this type of premises, for example: laminate, parquet, linoleum, parquet board, etc. The main thing that it was warm and comfortable, as well as easy to care for. That's not very much and it is difficult to insulate the floor on the balcony, which you can do with your own hands.