With summer right around the corner now is the right time to start thinking about your outdoor living spaces. While we’ve all thought about our decks, and our furniture, and of course our barbecue or grill, we should also spend some time thinking about outdoor flooring! Today’s technology has given us the ability to think beyond pressure-treated lumber and look towards something more that can be more economical, better for the environment, and look really really great.
Composite Wood-Look Decking
If you still love the idea of a traditional-looking deck but want to avoid the upkeep of natural wood, composite wood-look decking is your answer. Consider it the luxury vinyl of outdoor flooring. It can be made from 100% recycled materials, traditionally costs less than natural wood, and is easier to install.
Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles
If you’re ready to step away from wood and wood-look materials for your outdoor space, then it’s time to look at porcelain and ceramic tiles. These tiles can give you an upscale and classy look without the upscale price tag. Super easy to clean and maintain, these tiles can really tie your outside space together.
Plastic Deck and Patio Tiles
Mold and mildew resistant, and designed to prevent slipping, plastic deck and patio tiles are the ultimate in outdoor flooring. They work well as decking, but also around pools and fire pits. Most are created with a hook and loop system making them a cinch to install!
If you’re fortunate enough to have a flat roof that you’d like to convert to a living space, rooftop flooring is your answer. Designed to be long-lasting, but also insulate sound, stop heat transfer, and avoid puncturing, this stuff is fashionable and functional. Since it’s on your roof and not protected from the elements, it’s built to withstand the elements, UV rays, and heavy traffic.