Change The Look Of Your
Pool Deck With Resurfacing
One of the biggest downsides about buying a home with a pool isn’t that your water and power bills are going to be slightly higher, it’s the fact that you don’t get to customize how your decking looks. If you’re like us, you might be troubled with some of the ways your previous homeowner decided to customize their deck and at the end of the day, you feel like you just have to live with it. Well, not with pool deck resurfacing! Where concrete resurfacing may have been thought to only be a service for damaged concrete, that isn’t the case at all! Pool deck resurfacing can coat your existing concrete with a concrete coating of your choice to give you the chance to craft the deck of your dreams while also giving you some extra resistance and durability for some peace of mind. Ready to see how you can change the look of your concrete with resurfacing? We have a few examples for you down below:
Stamped concrete is by far the most popular material used for the process of pool deck resurfacing. Because of the thicker layer of material used for stamping, not only will you receive a realistic finish, you have the opportunity to protect your underlying concrete from heavy traffic, the harsh chemicals found in pool cleaners, and the heavy patio furniture. Where resurfacing with stamped concrete has plenty of advantages, it also has a few disadvantages that you should know about. Down below, you will find the pros and cons of stamped concrete:
- Offers Finishes Ranging From Intricate Paver Patterns To Natural Stone
- A Service Life Of 20-30 Years
- Simplistic And Carefree Maintenance
- Concrete Is Still Prone To Cracking
- Will Need To Be Resealed Every 1-3 Years
- Can Be Told Apart From Natural Materials
Not looking for a coating as boisterous as stamped concrete? Well, how about stained concrete! Stained concrete can add a whole new element to your backyard with deep and earthy tones with an acid stain or lighter and colorful options with a water based stain. One thing is for sure, concrete staining is the fastest and most affordable way to coat your concrete. When paired with a high-grade urethane sealer, you can expect resistance to stains, scratches, and abrasions but just like with stamped concrete, a fresh coat will be required every 1-3 years. Stains offer visuals that are unseen with other coatings at a budget-friendly price point any homeowner can enjoy.
Have you ever wanted a wood pool deck but were deterred from the harsh maintenance that would be required to keep it from rotting? Well, there is a median on the market that can coat your concrete with the timeless and elegant finish that is wood. Wood stamped concrete is one of the newest ways to resurface concrete. With the appearance of a traditional wood flooring with customizable plank sizes, grain and knot patterns paired with the durability of concrete, you can have the best of both worlds with this coating! Another problem with traditional wood is that it can become very slippery when wet but with a wood stamped concrete coating, you can have as much traction as you like with the standard texture of concrete or an additive that is placed in the sealer to give the concrete even more texture, which is ideal for homes that have children or elderly residents.
Well, there you have it, the top ways you can change the look of your pool deck with concrete resurfacing. From brand new to damaged and aged decking, pool deck resurfacing is a budget and time-saving option for any concrete slab. Whether you choose to resurface or leave your deck be for the time, we wish you the best of luck in all of your home renovations to come!