Rubber Surface vs. Hard Surface

Rubber Surface vs. Hard Surface

There are many options when it comes to pool deck resurfacing throughout our region. Which one is best for you? Please see the chart below to see how different surfaces compare. Of course we are biased to our premium rubber surfacing. Although the initial cost may be more than some options, the long term cost is less. And the benefits of having a rubber surface around your pool are many, as you can see on the chart.

Our premium rubber surface outlasts all hard surfacing options. Why? It's really just common sense when you think about it. When you put a hard brittle surface over concrete, it is doomed from the beginning. As you know, concrete expands and contracts with moisture and temperature changes. So when a hard brittle surface is put over concrete it's just a matter of time until it cracks. Once it's cracked then the erosion begins. Our premium rubber surface expands and contracts with the concrete. Water cannot get between our premium rubber surface and the concrete. So there's no cracking or peeling. Contact us to learn more!

SurfaceWarrantyLifespanCrackingPeelingSlip Resistance WetTemperatureCostMaintenanceCleaningComments
Carolina Surfacing Rubber5 years20 yearsAlmost neverNoneHighVery CoolHighNoneYearly, pressure wash
Kool Deck/similar1 year2-5 yearsStarts after 2 yearsNoneMediumCoolerMediumRepair cracks and repaint after 5 yearsYearly, pressure wash
Epoxy Paint1 year3 yearsWithin months2nd seasonSlipperyHotLowScrape and repaint yearlyVery light pressure wash
Stamped Concrete1 year20 years2 years or lessNoneVery slipperyHotHighSeal every 2 yearsYearly, pressure wash
Stained concrete1 year3 yearsWithin months2nd seasonSlipperyHotLowRestain every 2 yearsVery light pressure wash
Pavers5 years20 yearsAlmost neverNoneMediumHotHighLimitedYearly, pressure washWeeds will usually grow between pavers yearly
Tile2 years20 yearsStarts after 2 yearsNoneVery SlipperyHotMediumFix grout as neededYearly, pressure wash

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North Carolina

Asheboro (336) 625-2400
Charlotte (704) 771-1370
Greensboro / Winston-Salem / High Point (336) 899-8185
Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill (919) 457-9212
Wilmington (910) 408-2730

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach (843) 491-4680
Charleston (843) 405-0820
Hilton Head (843) 593-8101


Savannah (912) 226-7800


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