If you’re adding a pool or renovating an existing pool area, pay special attention to the types of pavers you use at poolside. To make your choices easier, here are the top five reasons to use concrete pavers for your pool deck in Bronxville, NY.
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Safety is always the first consideration at poolside. Concrete pavers from Unilock feature non-slip surfaces even when the pavers are wet, an essential feature for any pool deck. And yet, because of their refined textures, they are also swimsuit-friendly and won’t snag delicate fabrics. Even smooth-finished concrete pavers such as Beacon Hill Smooth are safe for use on pool decks. With five gorgeous colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a perfect complement to your home and landscape. Even though there are so many great choices for pool deck pavers, for best results you may want to choose a light-colored paver that won’t be too hot to walk on in bare feet.
Concrete pavers come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures for a completely unique look that also ties in beautifully with the surrounding landscape as well as your home and other hardscaped areas such as a patio or outdoor kitchen. Unilock also offers a range of square edge or bullnose pool coping styles that perfectly integrate the pool into the pool deck itself. For example, Brussels Full Nose coping lends a relaxed air to your pool area (but don’t let the tumbled appearance fool you—this coping is still easy on swimsuits and is slip-resistant when wet). For a character-filled look at poolside, consider Bristol Valley pavers, with a refined texture and larger-format shapes that offer endless laying patterns.
Ease of Installation
Unilock concrete pavers are precision-cut and shaped and designed to fit together like interlocking puzzle pieces. This makes installation much easier than many other materials.
Summer only lasts so long, unfortunately, before Old Man Winter’s icy grip takes over your pool deck, but you can be sure that the freeze-thaw cycle won’t damage a concrete paver pool deck. Unilock concrete pavers resist scratching (because people tend to drag outdoor furniture instead of lifting and carrying it), are highly impact resistant, and feature long-lasting color that resists fading in the hot summer sun.
No one wants to fuss with deep-cleaning pool deck pavers after a dropped ice cream or spilled beverage. Fortunately, many Unilock concrete pavers feature stain-resistant finishes. One of the more popular pool deck pavers is Umbriano. This granite-look paver features a smooth (yet non-slip) texture and zero-bevel edge, and multiple sizes for various laying patterns. Umbriano pavers are manufactured with three proprietary technologies: ColorFusion Technology, which incorporates real granite pieces for a natural appearance; EasyClean Stain Resistance Technology, a surface sealant that allows for easy cleanup before stains can develop; and EnduraColor Facemix Technology, which ensures long-wearing color. Pool chlorine and salts will not affect the surface of Unilock Artline, a stunning modern paver that also features EasyClean Stain Resistance Technology. With random bundles that contain an impressive number of shapes/sizes, the sky is the limit when it comes to artistic layout.
The title image features Umbriano pavers with Brussels Block and Copthorne accents.