natural stone pool deckWhen you’re relaxing on a sunny, warm summer day, you want to be doing it on a personalized patio. Something that’ll make you sit back and go “this is my oasis.” Your backyard should be a place that you can go to get away from all of the pressures of the workweek to hang out with your family and enjoy yourself. You also want something safe. Slipping and falling into a pool isn’t pleasant for anyone. Keeping all of this in mind when you’re out and about shopping for your new pool deck can be overwhelming. It helps to have a guide to help you make an informed decision on whether a paver or natural stone pool deck is right for you.

Pros and Cons of Natural Stone

  • Sophistication – If you want that air of sophistication and beauty, natural stone is a great option. Natural stone comes in many different options when it comes to color, shape, and size. No matter which way you use them, though, they’re almost guaranteed to look good. If you really like the natural look and have already started cultivating that with your landscaping and hardscaping, natural stone can add a little something extra to your pool deck.
  • Durable – Since natural stone isn’t man made, it’s a product that you know will survive the elements. Natural stone takes a long time to deteriorate and can withstand most weather conditions. If a stone does crack, it’s easy to replace it, unlike concrete, which requires you to either replace the whole thing or regularly repair it.
  • High Maintenance – One of the biggest problems that people have with natural stone is that it is pretty high maintenance. It needs to be sealed every season so that it doesn’t stain or begin to lose its luster. That can get pretty pricey after a while.

Pros and Cons of Pavers

  • Safe – Pavers are the safest option for pool decks because they’re non-slip. If you’ve got kids (or if you’re just clumsy), patio pavers are a safe bet for keeping your feet solidly on the ground. You also don’t have to sacrifice aesthetic for utility. Patio pavers come in a variety of different colors, shapes, and sizes so that you can customize your Sykesville pool deck.
  • Inexpensive – Pavers are going to cost you a lot less than natural stone. Because of all the work involved in extricating natural stone, it tends to be more expensive than pavers. Stone and brick pavers usually come with a lifetime warranty, as well, so you’re saving money over time. They’re durable and won’t blow your whole pool budget.
  • Uncomfortable – The problem that you get when you decide on pavers over natural stone is that it doesn’t feel as nice on your feet. It’s not going to be extremely uncomfortable, but it’s definitely not as luxurious. With pavers, you trade the extra luxury for safety. What makes these pavers non-slip is also what makes them less comfortable to walk on

Pavers and Natural Stone from Rhine Landscaping

When you’re ready to build your new Sykesville pool deck, you need to talk to the experts. We’ll work with your existing landscaping and hardscaping for the best results. To get started, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! You can also follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

Source: Houzz, InstallItDirec