Patios can add a decorative element to your backyard; they can be covered; they can be compact and functional; or spread out and incorporated into your landscape. Plus, your options for patio material are endless.
Flagstone. Flagstone is one of the best materials for patios primarily due to its narrow packed joints that allow water to permeate instead of running off. Flagstone patios also have a very natural, organic look due to their shape and earthy shades of browns, reds, grays and blues. The most common types of flagstone used for paving patios are sandstone, slate and limestone. Flagstone provides a durable and naturally slip-resistant patio surface that will last for years. Benefits of a Flagstone Patio:
- Natural look
- Can be laid dry for a permeable surface
- Moss, grass or a hardy ground cover can be grown between the stones
- Rich color with natural variation
Concrete. A patio is an essential part of outdoor living. You will likely spend many hours with friends and family on your patio. Because of its durability and design versatility, concrete is an excellent paving choice for patios. A concrete patio has numerous benefits when compared to decking and other patio surface options. Benefits of a Concrete Patio:
- Highly durable
- Adaptable to any style
- Can be poured in any shape
- Colored Concrete. Concrete can be colored in four different ways: stains, integral pigments, color hardeners and dyes. Each of these coloring methods produces different looks and comes with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
- Stamped Concrete. The surface of your concrete patio can be stamped to create textures that mimic stone, brick or other materials.
Bricks. Bricks especially designed for paving, can provide you with a traditional, durable patio surface. Thought to be used to pave roads in ancient cultures, bricks have been popular for years. Today, many homeowners want brick patios installed on their property. Brick patios have a distinctive look that is unmatched by any other material. A brick patio is a great choice for homes that already have brick integrated into their exterior design. Continuing the same material will make the indoors and outdoors feel connected. Brick patios have a timeless appeal that complements traditional architecture, yet they can also be adapted to suit more modern home styles.
Paver Patios. Pavers are a popular choice for backyard patios. They provide a beautiful, custom paving solution that installs quickly and is ready for use as soon as the project is complete. Pavers allow for a lot of design creativity and can be used on small or large patios. Patio pavers are made of concrete, brick or stone. They come in a variety of shapes and colors. However, the real draw of pavers is that they can be laid in striking patterns.
Exterior Tiles. Terracotta colored, synthetically – derived, machined, quarried – there are plenty of exterior tile options to choose from when planning a patio.
STEELE Landscapes & Patios specializes in flagstone patio design and installation. We have been designing and installing flagstone patios for more than 25 years and have a track record of creating beautiful, original flagstone patio designs.
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