Consider all your options when building a new pool deck

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There are many options available for building a new pool deck.  As a result, it pays to do some careful planning on materials and design before you select a contractor.  The best options include wood, stamped concrete, tile and pavers.  Carolina Pool Plastering, one of the best pool companies in Charlotte can help you with every detail of your new pool deck design and installation.

Poured concrete

Similar to a sidewalk, broom finished concrete pool decks are the simplest and least expensive.  Most pool builders will include at least a three foot apron around your pool.  Typically, anything else is considered an upgrade.  One of the advantages of concrete is that it can be stained or colored or stamped with designs.  Carolina Pool Plastering in Charlotte NC can create a gorgeous new pool deck for your home using poured concrete.

Wood

Wood decking is very beautiful and warm.  There are several woods which work well as a new pool deck.  These include cedar, redwood, ipe and mahogany.  It is also possible to use pressure treated pine or fir and still get a nice new pool deck.  Wood should be treated with preservatives to help it resist insects, weather and rot.  Wood decks also require maintenance in order to stay free of splinters and looking nice.  You will need to regularly stain or waterproof a wood deck to protect the wood and keep it from turning gray.

An alternative to natural wood is composite or engineered wood.  This material is extremely durable and is very low maintenance.  It is available in a variety of styles and colors, however this material is much hotter than natural wood.  Call Carolina Pool Plastering in Charlotte to discuss all wood options for your new pool deck.

Tile

Tile can create a beautiful new pool deck, but it must be unglazed tile because glazed tile will get too slippery when wet.  Unglazed deck tiles can be used to create a dramatic design or to add color and texture to your new pool deck.  Tiles are available in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be combined to create a beautiful new pool deck.  Pool deck tiles are typically installed on a concrete base and can even be used to cover an existing pool deck and coping.

Pavers

Pavers are made from concrete or brick and come in many different colors and a range of thicknesses.  Pavers are available as interlocking or those which lay side by side and held in place by adding an outer edge.  Pavers are installed over some type of sand bed, usually over concrete or gravel.  The last step is to add a layer of fine paver dust.  Carolina Pool Plastering is one of Charlotte’s best pool contractors and will be happy to help you decide on the perfect material and design for your new pool deck.

 

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