How to choose the right materials and surfaces for a terrace with a pergola

The terrace is a place to relax, unwind and spend time with family or friends. With the addition of a pergola, you can create a cozy place, functional throughout the year, whether for a refreshing summer drink or warm tea in the cold months. A pergola is a modern trend that can be both comfortable and functional. With this investment, however, it is necessary to think from a long-term perspective, which is why the choice of the material of the floor or the pergola itself is in the first place.

Factors when choosing a floor for a terrace

The floor on the terrace should be resistant, durable and should withstand different temperature conditions or natural hazards. In this case, you should think about several factors that you can rely on when choosing the right substrate for the terrace.

1.    The position of the terrace

The choice of floor covering may be different for terraces located directly next to the house or those, for example, in the middle of the garden. It is necessary to think about whether there will be shade or sun in the middle of the terrace, whether there will be a swimming pool nearby or for what purpose you are planning to build the terrace.

2.    Base for the terrace

The choice of floor for the terrace can affect the nature of the terrain itself. Uneven, elevated, wet or stony terrain may not be suitable for all types of flooring. Damp soil does not suit wood, for example, so look for an alternative.

3.    Aesthetics of the terrace

Someone is looking for natural design in the form of raw stones, others are looking for minimalism with clean lines. But we can agree on one thing – we are all looking for a harmonious balance of aesthetics and harmony with the rest of the plot.

4.    Floor price

Price is a decisive factor for choosing a terrace base, along with the previous attributes. It mainly depends on the material and size of the floor pieces themselves.

Types of floors for the terrace


A wooden floor is a proven classic that you can’t go wrong with. Even so, it is necessary to take care of the floor regularly to prevent damage to the wood itself. This may include several treatment coats and regular cleaning.

Wood plaster

Wood plastic is an imitation of wood, which is made of a more durable material, so it can be said that it is an alternative, less dependent on care. They are mostly composed of composite materials such as wood-plastic WPC boards.


Concrete is an unusual classic for people looking for a minimalist style. Nowadays, you can find many color shades, which will please many lovers of simple style. However, it is temperature bound, so it can be too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.


Choosing a ceramic floor is an economical solution that has its advantages and disadvantages. Ceramics are elegant and easy to clean and you can choose from several color and pattern variants. However, it is less durable than other materials, so it is necessary to be careful, for example, when handling garden furniture.

A stone

Like wood, stone also belongs to many gardens’ durable and aesthetic classics. It is ideal for humid environments, so we often see it in cottages or higher places. When choosing, you can consider whether you want the stone raw, and therefore with a structure, or processed into a smooth paving.

Pergola material

Our offer includes bioclimatic pergolas with tilting aluminum slats, pergolas with movable textile shading and pergolas with a fixed roof made of glass or polycarbonate. You have dozens of different patterns and colors to choose from, and the final choice is up to you. At VISIO, we take care of the entire turnkey process, including building modifications. Do not hesitate to contact us and create a place for you and your family to relax together throughout the year.