These moments will prepare the floor on the balcony for further work with the material and decoration. To this instruction it is necessary to be attentive, since it is from these steps that the warming will function in full measure.
Reliability and simplicity: floor insulation on the balcony with expanded clay
The material that is used most often in working with balconies is claydite. It has many positive aspects, amazing simplicity in the process of warming and excellent own characteristics.
The claydite is light enough, durable and holds heat for a long time.
In order to put this material on everything, all you need is metal profiles, sand, cement and the material itself. Initially, the profile is laid horizontally and attached to self-tapping screws. Then the expanded clay is filled up until the whole box is full. Cement is poured from above. And the last step is the surface finish, the material at the discretion of the owner.
Mounting the lag: a heater for the floor on the balcony
Why do you need logs?Since some materials have a low density, the logs help to significantly reduce the pressure on them during the period of use.
If a foil insulation is used, the logs are installed on the material. Other materials fit between them.
Before installing the lag, lay the membrane, which will perform the function of waterproofing. In order to save money, you can use thick polyethylene. Then cut out the bars, which are treated with a special flame retardant solution, and fit the width of the tiles.
Wedges that are placed under the beams help to align the entire system. If necessary, small laths fit into the same lags.
The height of the entire system must correspond to the thermal insulation panels. It is also very important to ensure that the level of the warm floor does not exceed the threshold.
In order to attach logs you can use self-tapping screws, and if there is a need to mount against a wall, plate-like brackets are used which will allow to create a more solid construction.
Insulation of the floor on the balcony with your own hands( video)
Work on the insulation of the floor on the balcony, very important and useful. Where not on the balcony, you can breathe fresh air, while not being afraid to freeze. Doing this work with your own hands is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. Have patience, read all the necessary instructions and get to work, rest assured, you will succeed.