How to Choose the Perfect Pool Decking
We’re getting out of the water for this page, in order to take a closer look at pool patio ideas. I’m sure that we have all had unpleasant experiences with an uncomfortable pool decking: stubbed toes from uneven bricks, slippery when wet situations and scalding yourself on the sun soaked pool decking surrounding the pool.
Keep these experiences in mind when flipping through all of the attractive pool patio ideas you will see, it’s not just your yard that you need to think about, it’s the relentless sun and the quality of the materials you will be using as well.
The Trade Off…
The simplest and least expensive option is a concrete and acrylic lace design. However, ease and cost don’t take the discomfort, erosion, “slippery when wet” or burning heat of this method into consideration.
When it comes to durability, it’s hard to beat stone, brick and unglazed tile. These materials tend to be porous, which means they won’t heat up as much, they are either naturally hard or kiln baked to help them hold up to the heat, water, wear and tear of constant use. The tumbled texture of the stone, brick and tile, along with the layout (pattern) will help to give your feet more traction and add to the beauty of the decking surface.
Find a surface that matches your pools look and budget. In some cases, you can add additional deck area at a future date. In either case, you’ll need to decide on the style, budget and the area you will need for seating around your pool. We’ll give you some ideas and options that will help during the initial design phase.
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