Vinyl flooring in outdoor small balcony doable?

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Hello,

I have a small balcony with iron railings on the perimeter rooted in concrete and the entire area is covered with tiles. There is a slight gap between tiles and concrete with some worn off sealant, and I have no clue on how to replace the worn out sealant because I don't know what product it is. I am seeing some water seeping into garage under the balcony so I would like to make sure to tightly seal the gap,I was thinking about removing worn out sealant and pour there some liquid rubber and then on top of the existing tiles I would like to install LVT to fully water proof as well as enhance the looks, is it a bad idea to have LVT outdoors? I am open to other ideas. Appreciate your inputs.

Thanks

@Genny Li

Thanks you very much Genny, I will check IKEA for the wood tiles, I am sure they must be waterproof but my biggest challenge is what is the best way to seal gap between tile and concrete, is liquid rubber a good candidate to seal that gap? Very eager to checkout the IKEA option both from a aesthetics and waterproofing perspective.

@Peter Morgan

Hi Genny,

It just occurred to me, are there any products that enhances balcony roofing sort of an extra projection like a baseball cap to ward off piling snow or rain water that falls directly into the balcony?

Originally posted by @Peter Morgan :

@Genny Li

Thanks you very much Genny, I will check IKEA for the wood tiles, I am sure they must be waterproof but my biggest challenge is what is the best way to seal gap between tile and concrete, is liquid rubber a good candidate to seal that gap? Very eager to checkout the IKEA option both from a aesthetics and waterproofing perspective.

 These are the decking tiles, which really are sweet:  https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/r...  They actually look good in person, and they weather to a nice gray. So much better than a mucky concrete balcony.

Just take off the tiles entirely.  The decking drains great.  A demo bar should remove the tiles:  https://www.amazon.com/Gutster...

If your patio or balcony is properly sloped, removing the tiles should fix the water issues, and the decking tiles should fix the ugly mess that leaves behind.

Originally posted by @Peter Morgan :

@Peter Morgan

Hi Genny,

It just occurred to me, are there any products that enhances balcony roofing sort of an extra projection like a baseball cap to ward off piling snow or rain water that falls directly into the balcony?

An awning?  

There are also canopies that are made of plastic that do the same.

@Genny Li

Thank you very much Genny, I did not know it was called awning, I guess my next step would be to research awnings that can withstand snow load for extended hours.