Pick and Choose From 4 Finishes to Resurface Your Deck

August 29, 2014

With constant traffic and wear from the elements, eventually, all pool decks need to be resurfaced. If you are going to resurface your deck, consider going in a different direction than the plain slab of concrete look. A simple design or varied finish can go a long way to change the look of your entire backyard. Here are 4 different ways to resurface a deck!

One popular option is to use stone finishes for your pool deck. This is because stone is a very durable material, which means it will be harder for it to chip or crack. The process is simple. Large slabs of stone are pressed into a new layer of concrete, it dries, and you are the owner of a new deck! A stone deck is one of the most affordable and simplest ways to get a new deck. In addition, due to the natural friction in stone, there will be fewer chances for people to slip on it, making it a very safe option.  If you are looking to simply re-decorate your deck without breaking the bank, then stamped concrete finishes are the way to go. There are not many cheaper options than this because you are not only simply getting a new layer of concrete, but varied patterns or designs are stamped into the concrete while it is still wet. This easy and affordable option is a great way to get a new look to your backyard. However, because there is not much friction with concrete, slipping is still a concern. Wood is a beautiful option for a pool deck. However, it is difficult to maintain and can be very expensive to repair. Once you have the deck, you also need to waterproof and weatherproof it, to increase the friction of the deck to avoid slips. Wood is a viable option for your deck if you have the budget and don’t mind frequently maintaining it. The final option is to use brick or tile. These materials are popular because they have high friction levels and are durable. They are also very easy to maintain because if one brick is chipped or cracked, you simply need to replace the single brick instead of resurfacing the entire deck.

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