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    Stamped concrete

    Is stamped concrete slippery? I have 2 small boys. There will be running around the pool no matter what I threaten them with I'd like to avoid a super slippery deck. Is stamped concrete out of the question? Thanks!
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    Certainly among the more slippery of options from what I read and our experience. But ours was sealed with a sealant that had no grit in it.
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    +1 what bmore said. Unsealed, it is probably much more functional but it loses a lot of it's aesthetic appeal.
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    There are different options. There are stamped concretes (done at the time of laying the concrete) and stamped overlays (applied after the concrete pad at a separate time).

    I have the latter. It is a little slick in places but is not as slippery as stamped concrete which I found very slick.
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    I dislike our simple brushed concrete and wonder what options exist for making it more comfortable on my feet as well as dress it up a bit. Brushed concrete surely isn't slippery, darn it!
    I wish our PB would have done more to "sell" us on stamping or other options during construction. I wouldn't have minded paying more for something nicer if I'd understood it better at the time.
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    We really liked the look you can achieve with stamped concrete. A friend who has it around his pool mentioned it being a little slippery. With our grandkids in mind, that is why we decided to go with spray deck in a sandstone (tan) color. Plus, it was a reasonably priced option. We are happy with it and while some see it as a dated look, we like it...not slippery and a little cooler in the hot Texas sun. We have friends and family with spray decking and they were happy with it.
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    Re: Stamped concrete

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy
    I dislike our simple brushed concrete and wonder what options exist for making it more comfortable on my feet as well as dress it up a bit. Brushed concrete surely isn't slippery, darn it!
    I wish our PB would have done more to "sell" us on stamping or other options during construction. I wouldn't have minded paying more for something nicer if I'd understood it better at the time.

    Why not cover it with a textured vinyl surface. That's what I have in my deck.

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