Last edited by lolly137; 17-09-2015 at 18:37.
I couldn't think of anything better
I HATE pavers with a passion because *most* people can't afford the really decent ones and you end up with those tiny square ones that end up being crap after a few years.
Concrete is great because you can put some plumbing areas (drainage etc in the middle) so you can hose it down, your kids can draw on it with chalk and or water paints etc.. and you can just grab the hose and BAM wash it all off.
Regards wear & tear- If you paint it you may need to repaint it every 5 or so years depending if you do it or a professional company. I painted my grandmas outdoor area about 7 years ago (she has just pot plants and an outdoor setting sitting on it) and hasn't needed to be redone!.
I'm all about concrete baby.
Last edited by monnie24; 14-11-2012 at 09:58.
Bump for the evening crew
We've had pebblecrete, decking and -now - astro turf.
Pebblecrete seemed quite indestructible. It's still going strong but we don't live there any more.
Decking was wonderful. Very easy to care for. You either oiled it if you liked the dark stained look or left it to naturally silver. Great to walk on and spills etc easy to clean up.
AstroTurf is great so far - but I recognise isn't for everyone
Oh and we do have a courtyard that was polished cement for a while ( just not our entertaining area) and it does require regular maintenance. If leaves get wet on it and are left there they will stain.
Last edited by NancyBlackett; 14-11-2012 at 19:48.
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