Deck More Appealing
Are you a homeowner that didn’t get the chance to pick the pool decking that was installed? The truth is that most homeowners buy the home with the pool decking already installed, but most of the time, the deck was created by someone with different tastes. So how do you go about making the pool deck more attractive in your eyes? Well, we have found the best way to fall back in love with your pool deck is to use a concrete coating! So today, we are going to be going over a few of the most popular coatings that will surely add that flair to your back yard. So, let’s get started!
Stamped concrete overlays are one of the top coatings for their natural appearance and their resilience to anything life can throw your way. Concrete is a material that is resistant to harsh UV rays, making it the perfect option for decking as they are most of the time, drenched in sunlight. Because Summer has now gone and passed, there is a chance that your pool decking is a little worse for wear during the high traffic of the hotter months. A stamped concrete overlay is perfect for pool decking as it can be used in the process of pool deck resurfacing, where a contractor takes your old beaten down concrete and transforms it into a beautiful and cost-effective solution to modern concrete woes.
If you are tired of your pool deck being bland, boring and somewhat blending in with the rest of your backyard, one of the best options for new and old concrete is a stain. Stains come in 2 major variations, acid-based stains, and water-based stains. The main difference between the 2 are the durability and color variation. For example, acid-based stains offer a more earthy based tone while a water-based stain offers more options when it comes to coloration. But, acid-based stains are superior in the durability department as they are absorbed by the concrete and react chemically with the slab under its surface, making them resistant to time; they are permanent, harsh chemicals and even deck furniture scraping against them. Water-based stains, on the other hand, sit on top of the concrete, making them much easier to wear away and become faded.
If you are like us, you love the wood aesthetic. Woods provide a modern and elegant vibe anywhere they are placed. What most homeowners don’t love about wood is that they need to be constantly maintained to last outside, especially as a pool decking. Well, there is a solution that will give you the appearance of wood but with the durability and carefree maintenance of a concrete flooring system. One of the newest and trending concrete pool deck coatings on the market is the rustic wood concrete system. Because of its concrete composure, rustic wood concrete is incredibly easy to maintain, unlike its traditional wood counterpart that requires extensive and expensive materials to upkeep like lacquers, waterproofers, and conditioners. All you will have to worry about with rustic wood concrete is the reapplication of a sealer every 1-3 years depending on how heavy the traffic your deck endures. For daily maintenance, all you will need to do is mop, sweep or use your garden hose to wash off the deck!
Pavers are by far one of the most desired pool deckings on the market and contrary to popular belief, they can be laid down right over existing concrete! All you have to do is make sure you lay down a bed of sand over the concrete to keep the pavers in place. But why are pavers so desired today? Well, one of the main reasons why pavers are so popular is that they are easy to maintain after they are installed and for their intricate designs like herringbone that offer a stunning aesthetic for any backyard. While pavers are extremely durable thanks to an advanced production method, they are easily replaced when they crack by simply removing the broken paver and placing a new one in its place, making repairs homeowner friendly without needing to call a contractor like many of the other pool deck coatings on the market.
Well, there you have it, the best ways to make your pool deck attractive! We hope that you find the material that will make you fall in love with your backyard again. But no matter which material you choose, we wish you the best of luck on all of your upcoming home and backyard renovations to come!