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    What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    We bought our house with this large composite deck. It gets soo hot.. and it is bland. We are replacing it this summer.
    With so many options, I am hoping you can share what kind of deck you have, and what you like/dislike about it.
    We want low maintenance, would love it to be cool on the feet, not killing us as we walk in the house.
    Thanks for sharing in advance.
    We are in New England so we have winter to consider as well.
    Anyone have bamboo composite? Azek?
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    How about one of those snazzy new fangled outdoor rugs you see on porches? Just a big enough one to give you a path and be stylish.

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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    We have Choicedek from Lowes, harvest brown. It is pretty nice. Nice and smooth and not terribly hot in full sun and not hot at all otherwise. Good stuff.
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    It looks lovely to me. We just built a darker trex deck in December. Love it - though it is HOT!
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    I have grey porcelain tile and Trex Transcend in Lava Rock color. Both are very low maintenance but the Trex can get hot in full sun. Nothing some splashed water can't cool off quickly, but it does get hot.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    My house came with a TREX deck in light brown/gray.

    WAY too hot to walk on in full sun....it looks great except for the cracking/splitting in some places. Beware that a lot of TREX owners have been disappointed to get
    the run around from that company when they want it repaired.

    If I had to do it over I'd go with a lighter Timber Tech composite just on better warranty support alone.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    We have Choicedek from Lowes, harvest brown. It is pretty nice. Nice and smooth and not terribly hot in full sun and not hot at all otherwise. Good stuff.
    I'm in the final building stage of replacing my wood deck with this. Loving it already.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    we put a new deck in this year when we put in the pool and used Fibron and quite honestly I wouldn't recommend it. It chips super easy. We had a gray trex deck before and it was very durable. Both decks get too hot for your feet in the sun I would think they all do but that's what flip flops and umbrellas are for

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    Has anyone with a Real Wood or Concrete pool deck tried this product? Wood Deck Resurfacing | Wood Deck Coatings | Encore Coatings

    Seems like you have to buy a gallon of paint in the color you like but product has a lifetime warranty. I was going to go the Rustoleum 10x route but in my searching I found this product. They also have a Cool deck product for concrete. Thoughts?
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Stay away from Rustoleum Restore, that's what I'm ripping out now. Didn't last 1 year.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddogdan View Post
    Stay away from Rustoleum Restore, that's what I'm ripping out now. Didn't last 1 year.
    Did it peal or what did you not like? Also was it the 4x, 10x or 20x?
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    I have concrete pavers: Pros: The look awesome, They hide rust stains if pool chairs rust assuming you get darker colored pavers, They can be removed and replaced if you have plumbing problems.
    Cons: The are hot, hot, hot, you have to spray for weeds and ants making their home in the joints.

    Pro or Con?? You can lay them yourself, If a tornado blows you house down you could take your pavers with you if you decide not to re-build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    How about one of those snazzy new fangled outdoor rugs you see on porches? Just a big enough one to give you a path and be stylish.

    Patio Decorating Ideas: Turning a Deck into an Outdoor Living Room | Outdoor Living Rooms, Outdoor Living and Decks
    That is exactly what we did! Looks good , cool, and helps avoid slipping on wet pavers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubbienate View Post
    Has anyone with a Real Wood or Concrete pool deck tried this product? Wood Deck Resurfacing | Wood Deck Coatings | Encore Coatings

    Seems like you have to buy a gallon of paint in the color you like but product has a lifetime warranty. I was going to go the Rustoleum 10x route but in my searching I found this product. They also have a Cool deck product for concrete. Thoughts?
    This is what I used and we absolutely love it. Bare concrete where I live can get Molten hot, this stuff cools it down enough for bare feet. It is worth every penny, and you get to choose any color you want!

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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    It's funny, our last house, we put in Lowe's brand grey color composite.. it was so hot! We hated it. It did look nice, but no bare feet. This deck we have here is so old that the Trex warranty isn't valid.. and it is crumbly.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    We also have a Kool Deck product over concrete. Here in Central Florida it gets HOT and the pool deck stays cool. Our PB subbed out the application though and it's already chipping in several places. We will have to redo it next summer but as we don't have a lot of pool deck it's not a big deal and we'll make sure to put down a nice thick coat.

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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbienate View Post
    Did it peal or what did you not like? Also was it the 4x, 10x or 20x?
    It doesn't like standing water- it bubbles up. It chips off pretty easily, too.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbienate View Post
    Did it peal or what did you not like? Also was it the 4x, 10x or 20x?
    It was the 10x and started peeling nonstop. Some boards even started to rot under the paint. Shame because I really liked the texture.
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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flbeachluvr View Post
    We also have a Kool Deck product over concrete. Here in Central Florida it gets HOT and the pool deck stays cool. Our PB subbed out the application though and it's already chipping in several places. We will have to redo it next summer but as we don't have a lot of pool deck it's not a big deal and we'll make sure to put down a nice thick coat.

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    We JUST went thru with the same issue, but got it FOC under warranty. They removed ALL of the failing coating and re-sprayed the coating and so far so good, let's see if it holds up for more than a year this time!
    (This is when they started stripping the failing coating)


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    Re: What kind of decking do you have? How do you like it?

    We had a beautiful nice paver patio around our pool, but wow, those suckers get blazing hot. cant walk at all on them. Moved and the new house has a big concrete patio with a cool deck. As nice as the pavers look, I will NEVER have a patio that is not cool deck. I almost laugh at anyone that has a deck that is not cool deck. Those massive patios with multiple levels that cost $100,000, um, I get out of your pool and cant walk anywhere!! I can walk on my patio, in 100 degree weather, barefoot, without a care. We will probably redo ours soon, stamped colored cool deck.
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