Choosing the right material for your patio is not a decision to be taken lightly. In fact, it’s advisable that you take your time, do your research and really consider your options, in order to find the perfect surface material for your patio.
Of course the location and size of your patio, as well as your budget, are all important factors to think about when choosing your surface material. And to help you make the right choice, we’ve got a few of the best surface options for your patio right here...
Block pavingBlock paving is versatile, low-maintenance and looks great. If the area you want paving is fairly large then you should opt for larger slabs in order to keep things to scale. As choosing huge slabs in a smaller area can make your patio appear smaller than it is. This type of surface material comes in a good range of styles and colours, and can be customised to your own specifications. It only requires some soap and water to keep clean, and it’s simplistic design is guaranteed to improve the overall appearance of your home.
Resin bound is hugely popular for patios, as it’s heavily resistant to UV light, meaning the surface's colour won’t break down over time. It’s also extremely durable and resistant to wear, so it’ll keep its aesthetic appeal for years to come. Thanks to the mix of materials used to create this type of surface, it’s also highly porous. Allowing water to easily run off, which prevents damage from frozen water and benefits nearby plants and vegetation.
Imprinted concrete has been growing in popularity with homeowners over the past few years. Especially those who want a decorative and professional finish for their patio, which is also completely resistant to weeds. This type of surface won’t sink like other paving methods, and as the name suggests it’s available in a rich variety of colours and patterns. Plus, the surface can be strengthened for a higher weight tolerance and it’s virtually maintenance free too.