With the new techniques for stamping and applying decorative concrete, any look can be created at a fraction of the cost.
Yucaipa, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2008
Pool decks have become an important facet in transforming the pool and backyard area into a mini-resort area. The Concrete Pool Decks catalog, made available on ConcreteNetwork.com, is a convenient source of information for homeowners, builders and designers who are considering a concrete pool deck and want to understand the versatility and affordability of decorative concrete.
One of the most important considerations for any pool deck is the type of material to be used. This catalog features information on the available patterns, colors, textures, designs, and styles possible with decorative concrete. Featuring 13 pages of full-color pool deck photos offering great ideas for planning a project. The catalog also provides information on popular stamp and stenciling patterns, exposed aggregate applications and more.
"The benefits of concrete are many. It can provide an extremely durable surface, as compared to a wooden deck or even stone," explains Silvano Salvatici of Sublime Concrete Solutions. "With the new techniques for stamping and applying decorative concrete, any look can be created at a fraction of the cost."
Decorative concrete has opened the doors to creating pool decks that complement the exterior of the home and meld with the outdoor environment by incorporating other features like lighting and sound, spas, waterfalls and more.
Have an existing pool deck? There is no need to replace the entire deck. Decorative concrete overlays and toppings, highlighted in this catalog, allow homeowners the option to spruce up and existing deck. Textured and colored overlays can be applied over just about any surface. Some companies offer a spray-applied texture coat that provides the same decorative options, but also offers a slip resistant finish.
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Established in 1999, The Concrete Network's purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. In 2007 The Concrete Network Website had over 11 million visitors researching decorative concrete.
The site excels at connecting buyers with local contractors in their area through its Find a Concrete Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by 23 types of decorative concrete work and 202 regional areas throughout North America.
Photos courtesy of Decorative Coatings and Concrete Company.