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Making an Impact

Making an Impact

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Certain applications call out for different surfacing materials. Here are just a few places where multiple materials will heighten the look and/or function of the poolscape.

Steps:

To enhance safety, designers highlight steps and stairs with a material that stands out, usually something a shade or two lighter. Thus, people entering and exiting the pool area are unlikely to trip.

Walkways:

Paths, landings and other transitional areas provide the perfect opportunity to introduce additional materials.

Outdoor rooms:

Designers can use contrasting materials to outline the perimeter of an outdoor dining room or conversation area. This border material anchors the space and creates a visual separation.

Focal points:

Specialty decking materials can play up the curve of an attached spa, create a one-of-a-kind pattern, or provide an artistic embellishment.