Outdoor Decks

When people think of home flooring they think of indoors. They think of the kitchen which has hard flooring. They think of the bedroom which might have carpeting or some type of hard flooring. They also think of the basement. The basement might not be used as much as the rest of the house. Perhaps the basement is stone or some other hard surface. But there is more to flooring in a home. There is flooring outside too.

How could there be flooring outside? The house probably has grass in the front of the yard. But we aren’t talking about the front of the house. The backyard probably also has grass. We are, however, still talking about the backyard. We are talking about a deck!

Decks are very popular with homeowners. People get to spend some quality time outside in a comfortable area. Outdoor decks are made of many different types of materials. These are mostly hard surfaces, such as wood or an imitation wood product.

For many years, I had a deck. Well, it belonged to the whole family. I loved it! It had a grill, which we used on a lot, even in the winter. It also had a hot tub. And yes, we used that in the winter as well. The hard part was getting out into the cold. Good thing the door to enter my house was only a few feet away! The worst part of being in the hot tub in the winter was if there was snow on the ground. The part of it, however, was being able to be in water while surrounded by freezing temperatures.

I consider outdoor decks a luxury. They aren’t part of every house like, for example, a kitchen or bathroom. For this reason, I’m glad I was able to have one for many years.