Category Archives: Treated Wood Decking

Using lighter colours on your balcony flooring can highlight walls and furniture while hiding dirt and dust from the city below!
Condo balcony washed white stain in framed pattern

Washed white stain over treated wood in a framed pattern.

Washed White Stain

It takes a European to break the mold a bit and this lovely condo balcony deck with washed white stain and a framed pattern was requested by a Canadian/German.

Made of treated wood (Micro-Pro Sienna) and installed on an irregularly shaped balcony, the highlight of this deck is the beautiful washed white stain.  Traditional colours are fine of course but in a modern condo, with red brick walls, it is nice to use a contrasting colour to highlight and make the walls and furniture stand out.

Corner section of condo balcony.

Corner section of washed white condo balcony.

White is also a great colour to hide any dust or other particles which settle on balconies in major cities.  Dark colours tend to make the dirt stand out while the lighter colours hide them longer.

To top it off, the pattern is a framed pattern (ends are boxed in) with three separate "rooms" or sections built in.  This breaks up the balcony into different parts and the vertical framing boards make it look wider than it really is.

Micro Pro Sienna is both a beautiful wood for your condo balcony as well as being more affordable than cedar or composite.

Micro Pro Sienna Condo Balcony Decking

Micro Pro Sienna Framed

Micro Pro Sienna is a new, treated wood.  It looks and feels exactly like pine (which is the wood it is made from).  A lot of house decks are made out of it already and it has replaced the old treated woods that were used in the past.

The beauty of Micro Pro is that it is a lot more environmentally friendly than it used to be.  It has very little of the green streaking that was common in the past.  It comes in a beautiful "sienna" brown but can be stained just like any other wood.

In this job, we "framed" in the wood with an outer frame of the same wood.  The boards all running in one direction make this small balcony look quite large, while the framing gives it a finished look.  We used "natural cedar" staining for the client who was very happy with the job.  Ideal for small, condo balconies.