When the time comes to put together your perfect outdoor living area, the first consideration will probably be the size and finish of the floor area that everything else will be built on.
The options are endless, but with many decisions in life you must choose wisely. The patio should suite your style, taste and decor of your property and final look you want to attain.
You must keep budget in mind and not choose a finish that will suck up all your cash before you get to decorate your new space.
You want a finish that will last, be easy to clean, maintain and something that will hold up through the off season and winter months.
Wood has a tendency to be heavy on the maintenance side and will require sanding and refinishing, as well the grooves tend to allow dirt and leaves to collect and give a place for bugs to hide.
Concrete pavers, if done right are nice but they can often settle, shift and have grooves between the pavers that need re-sanding. They are continually a menace with the weeds that grow in the seams. Installation can also get very costly due to materials and the time it takes to install them.
Tile is also an option but what about dirty grout lines, popping and cracking tiles, not to mention the cost of having to pour a slab just to then cover it up with another product.
Of course on a site all about concrete you might expect a bias opinion but give a good reason why not to use concrete for your patio or outdoor living space?
- Installs rather quickly so you can start enjoying your patio immediately.
- Is a continuous solid surface eliminating, shifting, sinking, seams (where weeds grow and bugs hide)
- Can be finished to match any style and decor
- Is very cost effective compared to other materials
- Will last indefinately
- Is easy to clean and maintain
- Ideal in both hot and cold climates and seasons
Companies like Sundek of San Antonio make a living by refinishing or adding a decorative and protective coating to your existing patio, so even if you want to start with fresh template on an old concrete patio, there are companies like Sundek that can get you off on the right foot.
So if you are ready to make an investment that will impove your preperty value but not break the bank and appreciate a quality finish that will last the test of time, consider using concrete and get a price today from a local concrete expert.