Choosing the ground surface on for your pergola area, home patio or veranda will have a large impact on the appearance of your outdoor area. You may also want to think about the function or the design aspect. Normal choices are pavers, wood or concrete. Here are some unique and interesting ideas with different functions and design in mind.
• Poured rubber. Often used in children’s play areas this rubber is installed much in the same fashion as concrete except it is poured in two layers. If your area is regularly used or intended to be used by children this is a great permanent and safe solution. Colour co-ordinate as you wish.
• Faux grass. Do you want to have that outdoor and natural look. Soft under the feet, allows for drainage and low maintenance. Great if you are looking for something that is not hard and has a natural look. This is readily available in a variety of tones and thicknesses. This product comes in easy to place tiles and is a convenient and creative solution.
• Broken tiles. Broken tiles can be added to concrete to create and interesting ground surface. If you have the time and inclination, you can make your ground surface a work of art, create a mosaic and recreate some famous architectural masterpieces.
• Slate. If you have the money then you will only need more skills to lay it. Polished slate is one of the more immaculate and popular patio floorings. It is not recommended that you try this one yourself as it takes great skill to install slate, so that it is not damaged easily in the future.
• Tactile Ground Surface Indicator. We see these a lot in public places to highlight areas of danger and prevent someone slipping. They come in many shapes and forms. They are also used to make a public area friendly to the blind. Modification of them can be used for a great futuristic look in your home above and beyond the safety needs that you are looking for.
• Micro etching. is a chemical solution designed to increase traction by creating microscopic channels in most hard mineral surfaces, such as; ceramic tile, quarry tile, granite, porcelain, and as well, steel enamel bathtubs. After the product is applied the water will disperse into the newly created microscopic channels and this will create a non-slip surface. A great way to have a surface that was previously unsafe and create that unique look.
• Polyurethane anti slip coating. polyurethane anti-slip protective coating cures to form a tough, abrasion resistant, flexible coating in an attractive textured finish. It normally is very resistant to heat, water, salt-water, impact and chemical resistant. Can be used for both human and vehicle traffic in carports.