For many homeowners, a terrace is a valuable part of their homes, serving as outside area.

However, not everyone wants to have a simple wooden deck. Water, sunlight and insects cause damage to a wooden deck with time. Properly maintain a deck requires re-paint it once a year.

Several options easy to install help preserve a wooden deck.  View through the street of my balcony towards the end of summer. Tomatoes for the left and sweet peppers for the right.

Outdoor carpet

While CARPET accessories may be undesirable in a modern house, are making their appearance on the outside. Carpets made from propylene, a form of soft flexible plastic, have become recently available for outdoor use.

Offered in various colors and designs work well on terraces, adding traction and helping to protect the wood from sunlight. They are durable and can be easily cleaned with a hose.

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The interlocking tiles for terraces are an easy way to refresh the look of your deck and protect the wood beneath the damaging effects of water and sunlight. A large selection of tiles for terraces ranging from wood, wood composite slate and sandstone, granite and porcelain.

Installation is also quite simple since tiles snap into place easily and accurately, resulting in a smooth, even surface. The tiles require almost no maintenance, are easy to clean and available in a variety of patterns and colors.

Vinyl sheets

The large vinyl sheets are available for use as cover terrace. Provide strong, durable and low maintenance option with a slip that is waterproof and easy to clean.

The large vinyl sheets are relatively easy to install (with adhesive used to secure the wooden terrace) with a variety of additional tools available to help ensure that the finished terrace looks great. Vinyl sheets are available in a variety of colors.

Rubber coating

There synthetic rubber self-priming paints work well as covers for the balcony available. Painting is fairly easy to implement using a roller and so generally , only two layers are required.

Once dry, the latex layer is completely waterproof and prevent moisture from penetrating the wood below. The paint is durable and low maintenance; however, a top layer should be applied every two to three years. The paint is available in a range of colors.