Do you plan to give your patio a major overhaul? Then it starts with the foundation. Here’s a quick rundown of patio surface options that will give your patio a solid starting point.
If you want a unique patio flooring option, choose flagstone as this natural stone yields unique slabs. As contractors will say, all flagstone patios are unique. This elegant patio surface needs no additional frills. It allows water to permeate and its natural varied shades give your patio an earthy look. You can lay flagstone as is directly or over a concrete slab. It can also be laid in a regular or irregular pattern or have grass grow in between to soften the look.
Widely manufactured into varied shapes, sizes, textures, and designs, you’ll have countless options if you choose pavers. With proper care, pavers can last just as long or even longer than flagstone and concrete. Pavers can also be installed directly on solid ground however it can sink over time. Contractors will advise you to lay it on a solid concrete base for a longer lifespan. One great thing about pavers is that even if a paver breaks, you can easily replace it.
Concrete is easy to install and gives you a smooth patio foundation. It’s ideal for driveways and retaining walls. It’s known for its durability and versatility. Concrete is best suited to a modern home, with its clean lines and classic gray color. If you want something that suits your home’s exterior, you can have it stained. You can also have them stamped and crafted to look like any of the other patio surface flooring options.
For a more pliable option, you can try weather-treated wood. It’s treated so that moisture cannot seep in. If you want a natural patio foundation, wood is perfect patios and decks, even if there’s no patio cover overhead.