The 2024 Temperature Guide for Your Outdoor Oasis

Your outdoor space deserves to be visually stunning and comfortably cool, especially with pool decks, patios, and walkways. At Zion Outdoors, we understand the importance of choosing the right hardscape materials that not only elevate aesthetics but also keep your feet happy. In our 2024 Hardscape Comparison Guide, we delve into the temperature aspect of various hardscape products, providing you with insights to make an informed decision. Below, we’ve highlighted a sneak peek into the temperature scores of popular hardscapes around your outdoor haven.
Product Temperature Index
(1 is cool and 5 is hot)
Broom Finish Concrete 4
Spray-Deck 2
Stamped Overlay/Stencil 3
Flake Epoxy 4.5
Stamped Concrete 5
Rubber Coating 4
Pea-Gravel Overlay 4.5
Synthetic Turf 5
Gem-scape 2
Concrete Pavers 5
Travertine Pavers 1
  • Broom Finish Concrete: 4
    • Retains heat, making it less ideal for direct sunlight exposure.
  • Spray-on Decking: 2
    • A budget-friendly choice, mostly cool on the feet, but may require annual repainting.
  • Flake Epoxy: 4.5
    • Not recommended for outdoor use due to significant heat retention.
  • Stamped Concrete: 5
    • Stunning but can get hot; suitable for shaded areas.
  • Rubber Coating: 4
    • Versatile but retains heat, making it above average in heat absorption.
  • Pea Gravel Overlay: 4.5
    • Not ideal for bare feet due to heat retention in poly-sealed overlays.
  • Synthetic Turf: 5
    • Low maintenance but can get extremely hot in the summer; caution advised.
  • Gem-Scape™: 2
    • Sealed with a solvent sealer, created with limestone, offering a more tolerable temperature.
  • Concrete Pavers: 5
    • Beautiful but can be very hot on your feet.
  • Travertine Pavers: 1
    • The coolest option, especially in lighter colors; a high-end, cool solution with a higher price tag.

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Disclaimer: Opinions are based on extensive project experience; individual homeowner experiences may vary.