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Pool Deck Options: Travertine Pavers

Travertine Pavers Swimming Pool DeckDoes your home have a swimming pool? Are you remodeling the community swimming pool? If you are planning to have a new pool deck installed, you should definitely familiarize yourself with all of the swimming pool deck options. A popular pool deck option, especially in sunny South Florida, is travertine pavers. Travertine pavers may be the best choice for a beautiful, not slick when wet, not hot when sunny, not too difficult to maintain, swimming pool deck.

Travertine is created from natural stone. It is cool to the touch, which is why it is a good option for a pool or spa deck. It will be a low-maintenance alternative that includes comfortable features. Aside from its obvious beauty, travertine is highly resistant to heat, scratching, staining and acidity, but it is its durability one of the elements that leads people to choose this material for home building and home improvement projects. Other benefits of travertine pool tiles are:

  • Travertine does not get too hot, even in a warm climate and/or the sun shines down directly on the pool deck. Travertine is a kind of sedimentary stone so it has natural voids and openings in its surface which absorb the heat of the sun.
  • It is very comfortable to walk over travertine pavers with your shoes off.
  • Travertine does not get slick when wet which can easily prevent slip and fall accidents from happening. They have a tumbled surface meaning these are roughed up so the tiles won’t be slick for anyone walking on them.
  • Unlike wood, travertine does not attract tiny insects and does not require a lot maintenance.
  • Travertine is made of stone so they are durable and can last for a long time, which is why consumers often feel it is a good investment.
  • There are also many choices available in terms of colors, styles and patterns. Travertine pavers can blend in very well with almost any landscaping. No two pavers will have the same colors and nuances which can make them look very attractive around the pool.

Whether you are planning to build or to renovate your pool, consider contacting the experts at All Seal Exteriors to get a FREE estimate on a travertine pool deck for your swimming pool.

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Rocks

Home’s Curb Appeal With RocksIf you’re looking to give your outdoor space a new look, using rocks might be the way to go. Natural stones add texture and contrast and require very little maintenance. And while there are lots to chose from, certain rocks will help set the tone for your entire outdoor space.

For Driveways …

  1. Gravel is easy to find and equally as easy on your wallet, but looks surprisingly elegant in dark or tan colors.
  2. Cobblestones range in color from rich, earthy browns to gray. That and their rounded edges add character and a sense of history.
  3. Recycled Granite Pavers are made of leftover granite countertops. These rust or gray-colored stones will look as nice on your driveway as in your kitchen.

For Patios …

  1. Slate is frequently shaped into squares and rectangles for indoor and outdoors rooms. The uniform look lends itself to a polished finish.
  2. Sandstone is most often seen in tans and rusty reds. The earthy, large slabs create a nice contrast to dark outdoor furniture.
  3. Pea Gravel is an excellent rock for shadowy spaces where grass grows sporadically.

For Decoration …

  1. Boulders are perfect for waterfalls, accent pieces, soil retention and more.
  2. River Jacks are not just attractive, but also effectual. They’re great for preventing weed growth and retaining moisture.
  3. Mexican Beach Pebbles are a great design element. Exposure to the sun, water and sand give these rocks a smooth, polished look that compliments water features, pathways, gardens and more.

To execute these ideas or discuss your specific needs, contact us today.

Everything You Should Know About Stamped Concrete

Stamped Concrete DrivewayIf the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the driveway is the gateway to your home. As such, it should be as inviting as the rest of your home. One way to create a consistently attractive driveway is with stamped concrete.

Stamped concrete is simply a concrete slab with a textured or otherwise decorated surface. Once dried, it morphs into stone or brick or even weathered wood; whatever design you choose.

Here’s how it works … we mix the concrete and any desired color, pour the concrete across your driveway and smooth it out. With the concrete wet and pliable, we quickly press the pattern into the surface. If you didn’t add color to the mix at the beginning, we can also spray it on after the stamping. The patterns we create are made using a set of large, square stamps. A single pattern usually consists of several stamps, each one with varying textures and shapes, so that the overall pattern is quite broad.

Unlike real stones that settle over time or real wood that may rot, a stamped concrete driveway is extremely low maintenance.  It will never unevenly sink or expose grass or weeds.  It is low maintenance and cost effective.

Obviously, we recommend hiring a professional. Concrete sets rather quickly. And once it starts to harden, it’s difficult to apply the stamps. And because of the durability of the material, a mistake in concrete is permanent!

Concrete Is Not Just For Outdoors Anymore

Indoor Concrete FlooringOur love affair with concrete flooring has been steadily growing for year.  And not just for outdoor spaces. Long been regarded as the flooring of choice for trendy shops and restaurants, concrete is now underfoot at homes and offices everywhere.

Concrete floors used to be thought of as gray, boring and cold, but homeowners have since realized their ability to effortlessly take on color and sheen can easily transform them into warm and beautiful floors that compliment any lifestyle. But these floors have many more benefits than just their chameleon-like qualities …

Affordability … In comparison to other types of flooring, decorative concrete can be very cost-effective. For the same price as standard carpet or vinyl, you can choose from a wide range of options. And the ongoing maintenance costs are miniscule since concrete floors require minimal upkeep.

Maintenance … Concrete floors require little more than a broom and a soapy mop. The frequency is entirely up to you and the amount of traffic the floors receive.

Durability … A concrete floor that is aesthetically maintained and occasionally polished will outlast the homeowner. And many people have learned to appreciate and feature floors with a bit of age and cracks.

Versatility … Whether you’re looking for flooring to complement a “man cave” or an open and airy living room, concrete floors offer a variety of textures, techniques, stains, colors and dyes unlike any other material.

With all the benefits, it’s no wonder developers and homeowners are selecting concrete floors for indoor living!

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