When it comes to the options available for your pool’s patio area, there are a number of various materials available to get the job done. The most popular options, however, are that of stamped concrete and pavers. Both materials are great choices. Stamped concrete and pavers both offer reliable durability, are aesthetically pleasing, and are comparable to their affordability in price. However, each option does have its own particular strengths and weaknesses… Pros and cons associated with each.

Stamped Concrete

If you choose the option of stamped concrete, you can reasonably expect to be comfortable and satisfied with your decision. However, a wise decision is an educated one. It is important to have a decent amount of information and knowledge regarding your potential choice. It is important to note, first and foremost, the average price of this option ranges in between $12 to $16 per square foot. Of course, actual cost can vary depending on various factors.

The Advantages

  • Stamped concrete is available in a variety of different patterns. Some of the more popular choices for design include flagstone, seamless stone, and slate.
  • Since concrete is typically made up of two colors at least (the base color, and the top layer of the concrete that will be broadcasted prior to its stamping), and that offers a wide variety of colors you can choose from.
  • Higher end materials can be mimicked with stamped concrete, allowing you the look you want at a more reasonable price you are able to afford.
  • You are able to protect the stamped concrete patio from the elements of South Florida, as well as the added chemicals from the pool.

The Disadvantages

  • Every 2 to 3 years, you will need to reapply the sealer.
  • Unless you include an addition of some sort of anti-skid agent to be mixed in with the sealant, stamped concrete’s surface can be slippery when wet.
  • It is possible that the colors may not end up being an exact match if more than one truck load of concrete is needed.
  • Concrete offers the sure-fire guarantee that it will crack. A control joint is put in by a contractor in order to get it to crack in a place where it is wanted. However, concrete doesn’t always agree, and may decide to crack where it wants to instead.

No matter what your choice of material is for your pool’s patio area, make sure to call Ross Brothers today at 954-281-7944 to ensure the job is done right the first time.


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