This pool deck was done by Baltz and Sons out of Memphis, TN (http://baltz-concrete.com). Our popular concrete stamp Arizona Flagstone (RS300) pattern was used and each stone was colored uniquely with acid stain. Taking the time to ensure that the stones look different sets this job apart. This look can be achieved by selecting a color hardener such as Arizona Buff, an antique release such as Mission Beige and then using acid stain or water based stains such as Ez-Accent and Ez-Tique to add that special touch to the stones.
Any surface can become slick when exposed to water or ice, not just concrete. However, if you want to maintain the color of your concrete, and all of the other benefits of sealed concrete, you need to seal it. You should plan to seal your concrete every 2 years (sooner if concrete is exposed to extreme weather conditions.) Sealing concrete enriches the color intensity whether the color is integral, a stain or dye, or from color hardener. Sealers can add sheen to the concrete such as a high gloss or no sheen like a matte. Concrete sealers block the penetration of dirt, oil, grease and chemicals and make the concrete surface much easier to clean. Concrete sealers also help to prevent wear and tear from high foot and auto traffic areas.