Start reclaiming your patio from the ground up. A suitable patio floor will open up your outdoor space to more activities that suits your outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a patio surface option for your driveway, walkway or outdoor room, here are 3 patio surface options that will upgrade your patio into a fully usable outdoor space.
With the materials’ countless textures, shapes, designs, and patterns, pavers allow you to have a unique patio surface that is also a work of art. Pavers can be installed directly or on a concrete base in different patterns like herringbone, basketweave, or circular. Pavers remain a popular choice for its versatility and affordability. If a piece breaks or pops out, it can easily be replaced. Installing it, however, needs expertise as simply laying it on the ground may result in an uneven surface after some time.
Concrete is great for high traffic areas such as driveways, outdoor rooms, and walkways. It is also the patio surface choice for modern homes with its smooth surface and strong, sharp edges. Concrete can be stained or stamped to achieve a different color or finish. Installed correctly, concrete can last a lifetime however it can be prone to cracks and breaks if there are shifts in the ground. A concrete patio should also be planned thoroughly as it is harder to replace than the other patio surface options.
Flagstones are known for its unique look that no two flagstone slabs are ever alike. It is also inexpensive compared to marble but is just as strong and sturdy. Its hard-wearing surface can withstand high impact and traffic, making it perfect as steppingstones. They are also usually formed as a pathway or pool surround. It can be laid directly on the ground or on a thin concrete base to prevent it from sinking over time.