It’s the time of year when many homeowners want to improve the appearance of their outdoor decking. If that means you need to replace old, tired-looking boards, or power-wash and sand, paint, stain or urethane the entire surface, you may be feeling discouraged. So, before going through the rigors of maintenance, consider resurfacing your walk-out area with a completely different material that can be installed directly over the existing surface. Presuming the structural frame is sound, you can choose from a range of lightweight artificial decking for the do-it-yourselfer, or choose heavyduty tiles and planking that require professional installation. Either way, they’ll give you new inspiration for your outdoor living space.