Everstone Pebble Flooring
Everstone is an Epoxy-Mixed Resin of decorative stones which is used for surfacing patios, porches, driveways or any other type of floors in, or outside of a home or office. While I was in the market for having my cement driveway re-surfaced I came upon a pebble-stone driveway while taking a walk. It looked good and it seemed durable. I looked it up and made a call to a local Everstone dealer and installer. He recommended against using this surface for a driveway as he said the turning of car tires would eventually wear grooves in the surface. He did say however, that Everstone would be great for my porch and recommended the Elite Crete (reviewed here) for the driveway. I appreciated his honesty and ended up hiring him for both the Elite Crete driveway and the Everstone porch. Everstone is a very durable surface which is resistant to freezing, ice and extreme weather. It seemed perfect for my north-facing front porch which is extremely hard to keep dry and safe to walk-on during the winter months. Also, you can use salt and magnesium chloride on the pebble surface without worrying about damaging it.
Because the epoxy-resin mixture of pebbles is approximately 3/4" thick, it is elastic and unlikely to develop cracks and other structural problems. It is also cheaper than flagstone, tile and other decorative flooring. Everstone comes in a variety of pebble colors. The one I chose (pictured left) best matched the brick on my home.
In less than a day and for about $1,200, the Everstone Installer had completed my Porch. The surface takes a good 24-hours to dry, cure and solidify. Because my porch face north and it was fairly cold, the surface still seemed rather soft after 12 hours. I was careful and waited 2-days before walking on it or allowing my pets near it. The staining gives the pebbles a an attractive shiny surface. The surface literally looks wet under the porch lights at night. When I looked out my door the first evening after it was finished, I was certain that it had rained. They recommend having outdoor Everstone Pebble Flooring re-stained every 2-3 years. This will definitely be something I do as I don't want to mess with crumbling, peeling surfaces on my Driveway and Porch ever again. Everstone Pebble Flooring satisfied two purposes:
- Fixed my crumbled, messy looking cement porch
- Upgraded the appearance of the front view of my home
Other Everstone Ideas
Everstone also makes an attractive, slip-resistant deck for swimming pools and backyard patios. The pebbles are offered in a variety of colors, so you can really spiff up a dull, drab beige or cement colored patio or pool deck, using the Everstone Product.
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