The Benefits of Slip-Resistant Concrete Coatings for the Patio 

When creating outdoor living spaces, safety is considered to be of the utmost importance. This is especially true on the patio. Unprotected concrete patios may result in bumps, cracks, and may even become uneven. Naturally, these are all hazards that should not be ignored as they could result in accidental slips, trips, and falls.

By having a slip-resistant concrete coating put on your outdoor patio, you can aid in minimizing safety risks. In this guide, we will outline the benefits of having this type of coating put into place in your outdoor living area. 

  1. Added Texture Increases Friction 

Patio coverings smooth over concrete surfaces – which often include ridges, bumps, divots, and more. Many believe since the coating goes on smooth that it will make the surface more slippery. This is a common myth. Concrete coatings are combined with a type of fine material that is abrasive.

In most instances, this is aluminum oxide or a form of silica sand. These added materials help add texture to the surface and aid in increasing friction. As a result, you are less likely to experience an accidental slip, trip, or fall. 

  1. Resistant to Debris 

Outdoor patio areas are exposed to all environmental elements. This includes mold, mildew, fungus, sap, and more. If the concrete of your patio is left bare, these substances will enter into the pores of the concrete and cause health hazards. If you have a coating placed over the concrete, it will no longer be porous.

In fact, it will become completely resistant to all types of outdoor debris and even spills from other items – such as those that come from beverages and outdoor food preparation. As a result, the entire area becomes safer and healthier! 

  1. Anti-Slip Enhancements 

The patio is an area that is known for slips, trips, and falls. These stem from weather conditions and nearby bodies of water – such as lakes, ponds, hot tubs, and swimming pools. When you have a covering placed over the concrete, it includes enhancements that are designed to prevent slips, trips, and falls. Examples include construction salts and vinyl chips.

This means that the risk for falls is greatly reduced. This is a wonderful feature to the outdoor living area as a lot of accidents are known to occur in these areas of the home. In addition to these enhancements increasing safety, they also add to the beauty and appeal of the patio. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Concrete Coatings of the South specialize in patio concrete coatings and coatings that may be placed throughout the interior of your home. If you want to increase the beauty, appeal, and the safety of your outdoor living area, we can assist you!

We offer a large assortment of products and enhancements, including colored chips and pieces. To learn more about how to boost the safety of your patio and/or to set up an appointment with one of our specialists, contact us today by calling: 706-249-4131