Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Concrete

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By Spencer Angland, Marketing Coordinator, Flooring Depot of Panama City

Cooler days are behind us, and warmer days ahead. Spring is here and everyone is ready to spend more time outside basking in the sunshine. If you have been thinking about upgrading your patio or pool deck, then now is the perfect time to breathe new life into your outdoor spaces—and a great option is resin-chip epoxy concrete coating.

Decorative ConcreteThere are plenty of ways that you can use resin-chip epoxy concrete to make the most of your outdoor space. The possibilities of colors make resin-chip coating a versatile design element that can turn any area into the new center of attention of your house.

If you have a pool, then using this on the pool deck is a great pick. The vinyl chips that give this type of concrete its name can come in any variety of colors and can be completely customized to get exactly the color or combination of colors that you are looking for. The possibilities are limitless and can match any preexisting color scheme perfectly. The coloring can be as unique as you.

The flakes in the concrete also provide excellent traction around a slippery pool deck. “Nothing is really slip-proof, you can fall anywhere, but the resin chip can reduce slipping and sliding by the pool—helping make it a safer option,” says Rob Morrisseau, commercial and residential installation manager for Flooring Depot of Panama City. “In addition, the resin chip flakes are not abrasive to wet skin. If you are a pet owner, it also is not abrasive to your pet’s paws so it is great for the entire family.”

Pool decks aren’t the only place you see resin chip concrete. They are also extremely popular in man caves or garages and outdoor patios. It is known for being highly durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Besides looking great, resin-chip epoxy coating is a solid investment if you are looking for a material that will hold up over time. “Resin-chip epoxy coating is an extremely durable material. Due to how the material is designed, it is extremely shock-absorbent,” says Morrisseau. “If you or one of your guests were to drop something heavy on the ground, the resin-chip epoxy should not crack or break. This is the same material that cars park on in garages, so it can clearly take a great deal of pressure without showing any negative effects.”

Resin chip coating is also resistant to many weather conditions, which gives you one less thing to worry about during storms. Another upside to resin-chip epoxy is that you won’t have to worry about grass, flowers, or any other type of invasive weed growing through the cracks. How is that? It’s simple. There are no cracks in resin-chip epoxy. This means that there will be no surprise gardens in the middle of your pool deck, which only makes it easier to maintain over time.

When using resin-chip epoxy in any outdoor space, it will eventually get a little dirty with time. Being exposed to the elements, it’s unavoidable. But the wonderful thing about resin chip epoxy is just as easy to maintain as regular concrete. Simply keep it as clean as possible from leaves, sand, dirt, and other elements by regularly sweeping it off. This will help maintain the beauty of the concrete for quite a while. After some time though, you may need to deep clean the epoxy by pressure washing it, just like regular concrete. If properly maintained, resin chip epoxy can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space for years to come.

If you are interested in giving your outdoor spaces a fresh new look for this spring and summer, stop by Flooring Depot of Panama City and look at some of our resin-chip epoxy samples. Our sales professionals can tell you more about all of the options and answer any questions you may have.