No, it should not break any condo rules since the outdoor flooring is not attached to the permanent structure in any way and does not increase the potential for water ingress. It does not contribute to water pooling because it allows water and small debris to fall through and wash away, and it allows air circulation around each tile to keep surfaces dry.
However, we recommend you consult the by-laws before installation just to be sure. If there were a question of visual uniformity, KANDY would be pleased to provide the board with a free estimate to have all balconies or patios transformed uniformly.
It depends on the product you choose, exposure to the elements, and on your personal level of comfort around cleanliness. Generally since the flooring is outside, all products needs to be cleaned periodically. You may also choose to apply a sealant to the granite and composite to protect against staining and a UV stabilizer on the exotic hardwood to protect against fading.
Each product specification sheet contains cleaning and care info.
We do not recommend any staining or painting of KANDY’s exotic hardwoods, because they are too dense to properly absorb these products. Our hardwood outdoor flooring deck tiles will fade naturally when exposed to the sun (except Tigerwood, which will “tan”). Annual re-application of a UV stabilizer will slow this process down, bringing back the original colour and keeping the product supple and hydrated. You may also choose to let your hardwoods fade naturally, with little or no negative effect on longevity.
For our granite and composite products you may choose to apply a sealant to protect against staining from spills of substances such as oil or red wine.