Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
If you have a pool in your home, stamped concrete is a great material to use as a flooring for your pool deck. A stamped concrete pool deck flooring adds some texture, color, and patterns to your pool deck and is a cheap solution and gives it the appearance of other sophisticated materials like stone, brick, and wood.
Why Stamped Concrete Is Great To Have Around Your Pool
Pool deck flooring must be well thought out. The ideal material to use must be attractive, durable, and low maintenance since you don’t want to be splashing money on your pool deck every now and then. Stamped concrete fits the bill in terms of affordability and attractiveness. Stamped concrete is also quite durable. In pool deck construction you need to consider the ability of the pool deck flooring to resist water damage and exposure to pool chemicals without fading off. This is another area where stamped concrete excels. The fact that stamped concrete has a textured surface also means you don’t have to bother about the deck getting too slippery when it is wet.
Pattern & Design Options Pool Decks
Stamped concrete comes in a wide range of colors and patterns and this makes it possible to customize your pool deck surface based on your preferences. Wood stamping is one of the most commonly installed pool deck flooring options. This type of stamped concrete flooring is made to mimic the appearance of wood instead of using wood directly (wood does not do well when exposed to moisture and pool chemicals but has a fantastic appearance). another option is the seamless stamp concrete which has the appearance of solid natural stones. People also commonly go for stamped flagstone patterns. There is no limit to the designs that can be achieved with stamped concrete by combining various colors and textural patterns.
Stamped Concrete Pool Deck Cost
Stamped concrete is a cheaper wood deck flooring option compared to many of the other alternatives. The average cost of installing stamped concrete for your pool deck ranges between $8 to $12 per square foot. How much you pay depends on the design you have chosen, color options among other things. So for a pool deck with a size of about 900 sq. Ft (which is the average size in the United States) you can expect to pay between $7200 to $10,800 to have your stamped pool deck installed.
What Maintenance Does Stamped Concrete Pool Deck Need?
Stamped concrete is generally low maintenance. It is quite durable and once installed, you won’t have to spend a fortune to keep it in good condition. Sealing is the most common form of maintenance work that is done on a stamped concrete pool deck. Applying a sealer on your pool deck will help protect it against general wear and tear and make it resistant to water spills and pool deck chemicals. Stamped concrete sealing may be scheduled every few years to prolong the life of your pool deck.