Epoxy FloorsDecember 22, 2022by John

Pool Decking 101: Everything You Need to Know

Is it time to rethink your pool decking or pool deck coatings? Read this comprehensive post from the Deluxe Garages team to learn more about your options.

Pool Deck Coatings in Austin, TX

When adding space to your home, pool decks are a terrific option. They allow you to create an entertainment area with a wide range of looks.

Thanks to the Austin climate, it won’t be long before the deck looks less than its best. High-quality pool coatings in Austin protect your wooden, stone, or concrete surface for many years. Maintain the integrity of these deck materials by applying a popular coating.

Pool Decking Material in Austin, TX

You can choose from many materials to build your deck. Here are the top options.

Poured Concrete

Concrete slabs are popular because they are easy to install and repair. They also feature good traction plus versatile colors, patterns, and textures.

The trade-off is that concrete is highly porous and soaks up the sun’s rays. In Austin, TX, the concrete surface will quickly become too hot to walk on in summer. Concrete can also become slippery when wet and will require resurfacing every six to ten years.

Pool deck coatings address all these issues and more.

Concrete Overlay

With a concrete overlay, a contractor sprays or spreads a layer of concrete over the existing surface. Contractors typically use this method to revitalize concrete surfaces, although it also works on wood.

This technique is more affordable and easier to install than an entire remodel. You can also choose from a range of additives to customize the look. An overlay requires a specialist team like the one from Deluxe Garages to produce optimal results.

As with laying a concrete slab, we recommend a high-quality coating to extend this product’s lifespan.


Pavers are a timeless, highly durable option. They look elegant and are easy to maintain. As another benefit, the paving smothers weeds and feels comfortable underfoot.

However, it is necessary to seal the pavers and reseal them every few years. As they can become slippery when wet, we recommend adding aggregate to pavers to improve traction.

Composite Wood

Composite wood looks and feels like the real thing but won’t weather as severely. It is low-maintenance, slip-resistant, weather-resistant, and easy to clean. It is also versatile, coming in various finishes and textures.

The downside is that this material is expensive to install. It may also look dated compared to other pool deck materials.

Stone Tile

Stone is another classic option that features styles to please everyone. It lasts the longest out of all materials and is easy to clean. It is a high-end option that never goes out of style.

It is also the most expensive option that may require more traction to prevent slips. It can also stain easily, necessitating more maintenance to keep up its appearance.

Pool deck coatings are a good idea for stone tile decking. They’ll go a long way to protect your high initial investment.

Sandstone Pavers

Sandstone pavers are quarried and cut into regular shapes. They come in several styles and finishes, making it easy to match them with your property’s style. As they consist of stone, they are highly durable and will retain their elegant look for a long time.

Pavers are not as chemical-resistant as other options and may become slippery when wet. As they soak up spills, they can stain relatively easily.

Surface Coatings

Do you like the look of a decking material but don’t have the budget for it? An epoxy coating with a polyaspartic topcoat may provide the solution. A professional can install this coating easily, and you can use your deck again within a day.

When applying this coating combination, we use the same coating methods as other sealants but add a twist. You can opt for a clear coat or a range of colors, patterns, and textures. We can also add beautiful flakes to replicate the look of granite or other luxurious materials.

While epoxy is notorious for yellowing in the sun, the polyaspartic layer filters out UV light. This action creates a strong barrier to protect the underlying surface.

Another benefit is that the topcoat reflects much heat, cooling the foundation layer. During a hot Austin summer, this result can mean a few degrees in temperature difference between the coating and standard concrete.

Discuss Pool Deck Coatings with the Top Concrete Specialists in Austin, TX

Contact Deluxe Garages at (512) 337-2292 to learn how pool deck coatings transform your space.

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