Outdoor flooring matters as much as indoor flooring. To make the exterior of your house look great, then you need to overhaul the flooring on your patio, deck, front porch, or pool area. These five options, all sold at Dallas Flooring Warehouse in Allen TX, are some of the best.

1) Traditional and Composite Wood
Decks and porches are traditionally constructed with wood flooring. These planks are either made of traditional wood or a composite variety. Wood is always in style, and it’s easy to re-stain when necessary. Also, this material holds up well over time. Some people think that composite wood is a lesser material than “real” wood, but composite requires less maintenance. This saves you money over time. With real wood, you need to consider where the material is from and need to reseal it every other year. This maintenance adds up. Composite wood is ready to go and does not need any extensive maintenance other than the occasional power washing.

2) Brick
Brick-ConcreteModern brick flooring is quite versatile. It no longer looks like the old brick buildings of yore. Instead, these bricks come a wide array of colors and textures. You do need to keep it sealed properly since brick is porous. Over time, water can seep in, causing it to crumble. With that said, once the brick flooring is installed, it won’t require much maintenance. Hose it off once in a while, and apply that sealant around once a year. Even better, as the bricks begin to wear down, they look even better.

3) Concrete
Concrete flooringConcrete technically counts as an outdoor flooring material. People typically use it as a patio surface, since concrete is very rugged and sturdy. It’s also fairly inexpensive. Even an amateur landscaper can pour a concrete pad. If you want to spend a bit more for your concrete floor, a professional company can add things like colors and textures. In the end, it may not even look like concrete! This flooring material is very durable and easy to care for. When cared for properly, it will last for years to come.

4) Rubber or foam
foam flooringDesigners created Rubber and foam flooring to go around swimming pools. These rubber and foam bricks create soft, slip-proof surfaces that are comfortable to walk on barefoot. The downside is that this flooring is not as durable. It wears out in a manner of years, not decades. However, these are inexpensive materials, so the trade off is there.

5) Tile
outdoor tileThere are two main types of outdoor tile – ceramic and porcelain. The latter is incredibly durable and will hold up better than stone. They make great patio flooring and can even be laid on the exterior of your backyard swimming pool. Ceramic tile, on the other hand, won’t hold up so well in extreme weather. It’s better for those in stable climates. With that said, both types of tile are easy to maintain and look great.

Are you ready to choose your new outdoor flooring?  Look no further than Dallas Flooring Warehouse in Allen TX.