Concrete Knockdown Texture for Pool Decks, Patios & More

Learn what knockdown texture is and why it’s an ideal coating for many concrete surfaces.
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For homeowners and business owners looking for a durable, textured surface that’s easy to clean, knockdown texture on concrete is a great option.

At a luxury apartment complex in Centreville, VA, SUNDEK of Washington used pool deck knockdown texture (Classic Texture) to resurface the pool deck, transforming it into a beautiful work of art that’s also easy to clean and comfortable for residents to walk on.

What is knockdown texture?

Knockdown texture, a decorative concrete resurfacing technique, is achieved when a concrete coating product is sprayed onto a surface then “knocked down” with a trowel’s edge. This creates a textured surface that has the following benefits:

  • Slip resistant: Since the surface isn’t smooth, it doesn’t get slippery when wet, making knockdown texture a popular option for pool decks and other surfaces near water.
  • Comfortable to walk on: The textured surface profile stays cooler than smooth surfaces, making it comfortable for bare feet, even on hot days.
  • Versatile: This technique can be combined with other decorative concrete techniques such as stamping and staining, so a surface treated with knockdown texture can be customized to fit just about any style.
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At a residential patio in Nashville, TN, SUNDEK of Nashville used their knockdown texture technique (Classic Texture) to resurface the floor, making this space easy to clean and comfortable to hang out in.

SUNDEK’s knockdown texture product

The product that launched SUNDEK as a company was our knockdown texture coating—Classic Texture. We began using it in 1970, and since then this knockdown pool deck texture has been one of our most popular products. It’s renowned in the industry for being durable, beautiful, slip resistant, and comfortable to walk on. Our customers also love that it’s customizable.

When SUNDEK authorized installers use Classic Texture, they can combine it with the other systems to customize the look for individual customer needs:

  • Custom Scoreline to disguise cracks on an existing concrete surface
  • Stamped concrete to create the look of a variety of patterns or various hardscaping materials
  • Stained concrete to get the color or colors that complement or match a client’s existing space
  • …and more!
In Meadows Place, TX, SUNDEK of Houston used knockdown texture to make this walkway a safe—and pretty—place to walk along.

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Where can knockdown texture be used?

A knockdown concrete finish can be used anywhere a slip-resistant, comfortable, beautiful surface is desired in an outdoor space. Here are some of the types of spaces we’ve applied knockdown texture in both residential and commercial spaces:

How is a knockdown finish applied?

Here is a quick overview of the application process:

  1. Clean and prep the concrete
  2. Spray the coating onto the surface
  3. Knock down the material with a trowel
  4. Apply a sealer for added protection

Find a dealer who does knockdown texture on concrete near you

If you’re looking for an authorized contractor in your area who has experience installing knockdown texture in a variety of spaces, find a SUNDEK authorized installer near you.

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