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When you decide to renovate your home, you might be tempted to head to the design showroom and pick out all of your favorite things. Unfortunately, that shade of green you adore now might not be your favorite six months from now. I have spent a lot of time and money designing my own home, and I know how easy it can be to make a few expensive mistakes. That is one of the reasons I decided to create a website dedicated to helping other people make smarter design decisions. By reading these articles, you might be able to create a beautiful, luxurious space.


Enhance Your Patio With An Epoxy Application

An outdoor patio is a great place for entertaining and unwinding after a long day at work. However, if the space does not look nice and inviting, it might not be a space you enjoy. An epoxy application in an outdoor space like a patio is one way to enhance the look of the space, extend the lifespan of the patio material, and provide a host of other benefits. Learn more about the advantages of this process.

Upgraded Design

An updated design is the most immediate benefit of an epoxy application for an outdoor space. Concrete is a durable material, but in its natural state, it is not the most attractive design and leaves much to be desired. Epoxy can liven up the space. 

Epoxy applications are available in a range of options. For a standard epoxy design, you can select a metallic finish. For an upgraded design, you can choose a decorative overlay application, and if you just want to change the color of your patio and add style, you can select a stained option. 

Easier to Clean

Concrete is a porous material, which means that contaminants can penetrate the concrete and cause staining. As a result, it can sometimes be hard to not scrub the concrete clean, but it can be hard to avoid stains. 

The epoxy coating is non-porous; as such, many stain-causing materials will simply rest on the surface of the patio so that you can easily wipe them away. As such, the cleanup process is a lot easier. Additionally, since some materials can penetrate the concrete, stain it, and cause damage, the epoxy coating can serve as a barrier to keep the concrete protected. 

Lower Cost Investment

Revamping a concrete patio can be a costly event in more ways than one. First, it takes time to demo the existing concrete to make way for a new slab to be installed. Second, there is a certain level of skill required to remove the concrete and install the proper substructure to support a new slab. 

Given these factors, a new concrete slab can be time-consuming and financially costly. Epoxy applications can typically be installed in a matter of hours, depending on the size of the space and the level of site prep that must be performed, saving you time and money. 

Speak with a company such as Long Painting to learn more about this option if you want to enhance your outdoor space.