Your patio’s surface material can determine things like how durable your patio will be and how it will withstand things like constant wear and weather. Depending on your material selection, things like maintenance and long-term quality will vary on the material you would like to use. Factors such as location, size of your outdoor space, budget, personal preference/style, and local building codes can guide you on choosing the right surface for your dream patio.
- Gravel/Sand: Using gravel for the surface is going to be one of the simplest ways to make it happen. If you are looking to create a patio as easily as possible, then using sand as your material will quickest and easiest material to use.
- Concrete: Generally speaking, concrete will give you more bang for your buck in terms of longevity and options. Concrete is also easy to work with when creating a design. Concrete also lasts longer than most materials, while being more cost efficient.
- Paver/Brick: Pavers are a great option to explore for your patio, they will provide a large range of colors and designs that can be used. This material is highly durable and requires little to no maintenance. It is suggested to polymetric sand every two to three years to keep the concrete strong and appealing.
- Flagstone: Flagstone is another stone decorative option that can create a distinctive look. It comes a higher cost, creating a patio out of flagstone is going to give you a beautiful patio area.