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Class A-Rated Balcony Flooring Options


Class A-Rated Balcony Flooring Options

With fire safety standards and building regulations constantly changing and updating, helping to increase the safety of high-rise buildings, it can be difficult for specifiers and architects to find balcony flooring options that are both attractive and class A-rated.  

What’s more, with uncertainty surrounding legislation and whether the 18-metre height requirement will be reduced to 11-metres or lower, Class A-rated materials are becoming more common on all projects, as a means of best practice for the industry.

With this in mind, this blog helps you discover the variety of Class-A rated balcony flooring options available on the market.

Read on to find out more.  

Composite Class A Decking

A robust and non-combustible alternative to traditional timber flooring, mineral composite solutions are the latest addition to the balcony flooring market, offering all the benefits of wooden floors without the fire risk.

Tested to the latest British Standards, composite balcony flooring evokes wooden aesthetics, while remaining slip-resistant, scratch and stain proof, and cool even in the hottest weather.

We’ve recently launched an entirely new line of timber-alternative non-combustible decking: ZERODECK. Compatible with our A-rated pedestal systems, and available in two colours, visit the product page or speak to our team today to find out more.

Aluminium Balcony Flooring

Aluminium is a popular choice for external flooring projects and has multiple features and benefits making it not only an attractive flooring option but one that is Class A-rated and adheres to the latest fire safety regulation.

Not only does aluminium flooring have huge green credentials as it’s made from entirely recyclable materials, but the lightweight metal is also extremely durable and resistant to scuffs and scratches.

Rated A2 due to the powder coating finishing, aluminium balcony flooring is non-combustible and is designed to be used on high-rise buildings.

You can see Alfresco’s range of aluminium class A-rated decking, AR Deck, here.

Porcelain Class-A Decking

With natural materials being classified as Class A decking options, porcelain is being used more frequently in balcony flooring projects.

Because of its versatility and how durable it is, porcelain is a fantastic solution for external flooring when specifiers are looking for options that don’t suffer from the elements and are impervious to mould and moss.

Capable of being manufactured to achieve a range of finishes, porcelain tiles are also much thinner than traditional paving slabs making installation much quicker and more efficient.

A1 fire-rated, porcelain is available through Alfresco Floors, and you can view the full product range here.


With Class A-rated flooring options becoming a more coming feature for specifiers and architects, it’s important to understand that you are not limited with your options.

While at first, you might think A1 rated flooring might be too generic and not suited to your project, there are multiple flooring materials that are non-combustible and make your building project far safer.

From aluminium to porcelain, and the latest composite options, class A rated materials span a wide spectrum, helping you make your next project the best it can be.

Interested in learning more, reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to help.

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