Category Archives: Stone Selections

Using a variety of materials on even a small balcony can create different spaces to enjoy your terrace. Stone is great under BBQ's and grass is loved by all but most of all your pets!

Grass and Stone Combo

Grass and stone combination with composite and even a green wall.

This grass and stone combination (with composite and a green wall) was built for a lovely client in downtown Toronto.

The grass is laid over an ultra-base solution that allows water and air flow and also provides a bit of a cushion that gives it a real "lawn" feel.  The customer's golden retriever immediately started rolling around and enjoying his new lawn!

The stone concrete pavers provide a solid base for the BBQ and allow for easy cleanup as well if there are any spills.

Instead of the standard glass partition with the neighbour, we installed a simple wooden wall and the customer began the process of turning it into a "green" wall with hanging planters.  A lovely idea!

The composite completed the final third of the balcony and provides a place for the heavier furniture and for entry into the condo.

Decking complemented by river stones is always a nice touch.

Decking with River Stones

Decking with river stones is easy to do and provides a nice contrast of these two primary materials.

The condo decking in this example is straight-line decking but you could use decking tiles just as well.  Colour wise, this might be nicer with a grey or weathered wood colouring for the boards to contrast with the stones.

Not a bad idea to extend the boards to the seating so that you don't have to step on the stones en route.


A grass balcony is easily accomplished in this day and age and is a nice, easy option for many condo owners.

grass balcony with stonesGreat Grass Balcony With River Stones

This is a nice, simple, grass balcony that shows a bit of artistic flair as well.  There are now lots of excellent faux grasses out on the market, many of them with dead faux grass in them!  Beautiful stuff and nice to walk on.

The owner of this balcony has then added some white river stones on the edge to make the green stand out even more.  Throw a bit of furniture out there and perhaps a few live plants as well and you have your own backyard.

We've just started offering a nice grass alternative as an addition to you decking or as the only floor covering you will ever need.  Our Pinterest board should start growing over the next while and our relationship with Rymar here in Toronto should result in lots of interesting grass installations.


White river stone really makes the wood decking in the middle stand out in this beautiful design.

wood decking with white rocksGreat use of wood decking in the middle of this small condo balcony, surrounded by beautiful, white river stones.

Not a hard design to create really and if you move, all of the materials could come with you.