A Guide to the Most Popular Patio Materials
Do you want to create an awesome outdoor space for summer relaxation? Installing a patio’s a good choice for you.
According to the American Psychological Association, spending time outdoors is good for your mental health. So, don’t put your plans off any longer.
The first step in designing your patio is deciding on the type of pavers or other materials you’d like to use for the surface. Here’s a snapshot of the best ones.
Brick Patio Designs
You can create patios from this type of paving in several popular designs :including
- Running bond
Whichever style you choose, brick creates a neat, classic finish. Brick lasts for a long time and is easy to keep clean and well maintained. Brick’s one of the more expensive patio materials.
Concrete Formed Pavers
You can also choose a finish that suits the style of your home perfectly. Some of the available options include:
- Stamped or smooth
- Inlaid with custom designs
Concrete’s a durable choice for a patio and will last a long time with minimal maintenance. After all, some of the world’s oldest buildings are concrete structures.
Most concrete pavers fit together like building blocks for quick, easy installation.
One thing to look out for with concrete is that repeated cycles of freezing and thawing can cause cracks to form.
Tile for Your Patio
The three main types of patio tile are:
It’s a good idea to treat your patio tile with a sealant to protect it from the elements.
Natural Stone Pavers
You can choose from the following types of stone for your patio:
Stone’s an expensive choice but it’s exceptionally hard-wearing and will last many years.
Get Started on Your Patio
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