IKO flexia Balcony systems

IKO flexia Balcony systems

Liquid waterproofing systems for balconies

Liquid waterproofing systems are the best solution for the seamless waterproofing of various structures including roofs, balconies, terraces, gallery floors, parking roofs, car parks, etc. These systems ensure perfect waterproofing of the surfaces and ensure the ideal protection. Damaging influences such as rain, sun, foot traffic and even motorised traffic are repelled by the liquid waterproofing, meaning that the surface is protected through the four seasons.

Balconies are an attractive, cosy but above all practical extension of our living and working spaces. But these balconies often have a lot to endure. They withstand weather and wind year after year. Good protection is therefore essential. Nevertheless, the aesthetic design and finish of the balcony is also important and should not be overlooked.

Why choose liquid waterproofing for your balcony?

To Do List

  • For the limited structural height and weight of the liquid waterproofing system
  • For a perfectly seamless membrane that avoids water infiltration at overlaps
  • For the ability to easily cover complex forms and places that are difficult to reach
  • For flame-free installation, which significantly increases safety on site
  • For the speed of working
  • For the flat adhesion to most common building materials, even plastics
  • For a membrane and aesthetic finish available in all RAL colours
  • For perfect compatibility with IKO enertherm PIR insulation

IKO has the perfect and comprehensive solution for the protection and finishing of your balcony. Our 1- and 2-component liquid waterproofing systems ensure that the balcony is not only made perfectly watertight, but also that it looks wonderful.

IKO offers you 2 systems with an endless range of applications:

IKO tanetech Balcony

  • 1-component PU system
  • Easy to work with
  • For construction projects in which installation and drying times are less crucial

IKO metatech Balcony

  • 2-component PMMA system
  • Rapid installation, quick drying time
  • For construction projects that need to be delivered on a tight schedule

Certification

IKO tanetech and IKO metatech balcony systems have been tested according to the European directive ETAG005 Liquid applied roof waterproofing kits, and have achieved the highest ratings.

ETAG 005 IKO tanetech BalconyIKO metatech Balcony
Minimum working lifeW3 (25 years)W3 (25 years)
Walkability on non-compressible surfacesP4 (highest)P4 (highest)
Minimum surface temperatureTL4 (-30°C)TL4 (-30°C)
Maximum surface temperatureTH4 (+90°C)TH4 (+90°C)

IKO tanetech Balcony

If tiles are affixed to this surface, the system complies with the EN14891 standard without a third (infill) layer.

IKO tanetech Balcony

ETA-13/0285 certificaat

IKO tanetech Balcony

ATG 2562 certificaat

IKO metatech Balcony

ETA-17/0398 certificaat

1-component liquid waterproofing system: IKO tanetech Balcony finished with affixed tiles

+Advantages of the system

  • Easy to work with
  • Longer drying time
  • Complies with standard EN14891 – Water-impermeable liquid applied products for use under bonded ceramic tiles.
    • No need for a third (infill) layer before the tiles can be affixed in place
    • Time savings compared to other 1-component PU systems on the market
    • Cost savings compared to other 1-component PU systems on the market
  • ETA certificate with the highest ratings
  • ATG certificate
  • System with 10-year IKO insured guarantee on request

+Structure of the waterproofing system

  • Concrete and cement-based substrates are first treated with IKO tanetech Concrete Primer, our 2-component primer based on epoxy resins.
  • The first layer of IKO tanetech BT is then applied, our 1-component coating based on aliphatic PU. Apart from excellent flow properties, it also displays excellent UV resistance and thermal stability.
  • In the wet first layer, the IKO glass fleece 225 is rolled out, consisting of glass fibres with a density of 225 g/m². This fleece provides the strength, stability and penetration resistance of the system.
  • The second layer of IKO tanetech BT is applied to the first as soon as it has cured.

+Aesthetic finishes of the system

  • In-filled IKO deco Chips / IKO micro Chips paint flakes
  • In-filled IKO quartz sand
  • IKO design
  • IKO quartz layer
  • Tiles affixed with C2 tile glue according to EN12004

2-component liquid waterproofing system: IKO metatech Balcony finished with affixed tiles

+Advantages of the system

  • Rapid installation
  • Quick drying time
  • Ideal for projects that need to be delivered on a tight schedule, such as gallery floors
  • Installation possible under poor weather conditions
  • ETA certificate with the highest rating system with 10-year IKO insured guarantee on request

+Structure of the waterproofing system

  • Concrete and cement-based substrates are first treated with IKO metatech Concrete Primer, our quick-drying 2-component primer based on PMMA.
  • The first layer of IKO metatech is then applied, our 2-component coating based on PMMA. IKO metatech is characterised by quick drying (only 45 minutes) and rapid installation, thanks to wet-on-wet processing.
  • In the wet first layer, the IKO polyester fleece 110 is rolled out, consisting of polyester fibres with a density of 110 g/m². This fleece provides the strength, stability and penetration resistance of the system.
  • The second layer of IKO metatech is applied wet-on-wet to the first.

+Aesthetic finishes of the system

  • In-filled IKO deco Chips / IKO micro Chips paint flakes
  • In-filled IKO quartz sand
  • IKO design
  • Tiles affixed with C2 tile glue according to EN12004

Working with IKO liquid waterproofing systems

Our system ensures a perfect waterproofing of your projects, but of course this is only possible if these systems are installed with the necessary care, attention and expertise. In order to guarantee the installation of these systems, only IKO Certified Contractors can install IKO liquid systems.

You become a Certified Contractor after thorough theoretical and practical training, provided by our IKO instructors. The certification must be renewed every year. IKO provides customised courses at regular intervals at the specialised Training Center in Antwerp, on site at the start of a specific project or, if requested, at the contractor’s premises.

  • IKO guides the various construction partners through all phases of the construction process step by step: from the specifications phase, through the execution phase to the delivery of the project and after-care. IKO provides free technical expertise and project advice on site. There is also the option of soliciting an independent consultancy for further expertise and the drafting of specifications.

    For new projects IKO provides at least 3 no-obligation quotations by certified IKO contractors. The technical advisor at IKO will provide the necessary on-site support during the start-up of the project. The advisor will then visit the project site on a regular basis, to inspect the work carried out by the accredited IKO contractor. In the event of questions or snags, the advisor will quickly be on site to assist the contractor.

    Project follow-up

  • On top of the standard product guarantee cover, the contractor or client may also opt for IKO’s 10-year watertight insured guarantee. In this case, an independent inspection agency will be appointed, which will inspect the installation by the approved contractor at all stages of the project and draw up a detailed report for each visit. By following this process, the inspected implementation steps are insured against any mistakes.

    IKO insured guarantee