Adding the best flooring type to your outdoor application will provide an artistic appeal and make you enjoy the outdoors even more. Most of the people would think flooring is just for indoors? But there are plenty of excellent flooring designs and materials for outdoor applications that will bring beauty to your home. Whether you like wood, stone, concrete or brick you should consider some important aspects. When you select flooring options you should check for durability, cost, safety and most importantly maintenance.
In this post, you can get the complete information on some of the most commonly used outdoor flooring options-
Wood flooring– Wood is a kind of material that can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. Whether the wood is being used as flooring inside or outside will vary on the way it is treated (maintenance), installed, and type of species used. Wood comes in ample options, ranging from wood planks, to wood tiles, or even parquets styles. Wood is easier to install than other outdoor flooring options, and is a very popular outdoor flooring choice, but it requires extra maintenance than other flooring options. It must be cleaned and sealed once every year or two or else it can damage and start buckling overtime. Wood will naturally become weathered and greyed in colour over time, but with proper care and maintenance it still makes an excellent and traditional outdoor floor covering.
Concrete Flooring- Concrete is one of the cost-effective outdoor flooring options that offer excellent durability, versatility, and long term quality. It comes in different types of concrete i.e. poured concrete, concrete pavers, and even stamped or stained concrete, which creates a unique look with your outdoor floors. It can be maintained with ease and can last for ages with no hassle. Concrete is an incredibly durable material for outdoor flooring that you ever install.
Brick Flooring- “sense of comfort”- The traditional look of brick flooring combine the durability of tile and stone. For a beautiful and rustic look, brick makes an excellent outdoor flooring option in places like walkways or garden paths. Brick is a non- slippery surface and fairly low in maintenance, but keep in mind that brick surface can become irregular as the soil shifts over time. But a little care and attention will keep them protective and clean. These materials are made even more economical and can last for decades.
Natural Stone Flooring- Natural stone is an amazingly popular and attractive outdoor flooring option and comes in different types of stone that includes limestone, slate, granite and more. Once installed, natural stone is extremely durable and can be maintained with ease. Natural stone has beautiful colour variations from grey to red to blue, which can create an attractive pattern and overall design of your outdoor space. It can be installed anywhere from pool decks to patios, but one of the main drawbacks of natural stone is, it is quite expensive and costs more for installation and labour, otherwise a best option for any outdoor setting.
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