How to Select the Best Building Stones for Your Outdoor Patio

Outdoor patios should be a relaxing place to unwind from the day. The best way to ensure that your outdoor patio is both inviting and functional is by choosing the right building stones for your project. You'll want to consider what type of stone you want, as well as color, durability, cost and more. Read on for tips about how to choose the best building stones for an outdoor patio!

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This blog post will give homeowners some helpful advice about which building stones are ideal for their home's exterior design needs. From budget-friendly options like concrete pavers or limestone brick to luxurious natural stone weathered flagstone, there are plenty of choices out there! Learn how this type of material can affect not only your flooring but also your entire outdoor living space.


Available Space

The first thing you want to think about when selecting pavers is the space that is available for your patio project. The more space you have available, the more design options you will be able to choose from. Whether you’re trying to transform your side yard or your entire backyard, having a game plan is crucial for success. For example, if you are trying to renovate a smaller space, you might want to go with a smaller stone or brick to make it feel larger. If you choose a large stone cut, it might make the space feel too small, or out of place. If you are based in an up-and-coming area in Central Florida, like Ovideo, you might have a good amount of space to develop the outdoor environment of your dreams.

Aesthetic


Imagine your project as a work of art. When talking about art, aesthetics consists of a range of elements like shape, color, texture, etc. Aesthetic choices are a major key to unlocking the vibe you want to have in your outdoor patio/living area. If you're thinking about updating your patio, there are a lot of different options to choose from. Color is one important consideration when it comes to deciding between the many types of pavers and stones available for this area. The type you ultimately select will depend on what effect or mood that material should evoke in an outdoor space like yours if nothing else!


The choice we make among all these paving materials depends largely upon our desired atmosphere- be it elegant with muted colors, playful and fun with bright hues, naturalistic textures such as cobblestone... Line up those thoughts against the style of architecture within your home exterior so you can create a perfect match but also keep everything balanced aesthetically around any given space.

Budget Price shouldn’t be the only consideration you have when deciding which direction to move forward with your outdoor patio project, but it should be part of the decision process. Stone materials like brick are often less expensive than traditional pavers. If you are looking to spend a pretty penny, look into sourcing some more rare natural stones, or even something like travertine to take your patio to the next level. Maintenance


Concrete is a man-made material that can be difficult to maintain correctly. It will slowly lose its color and lower in quality over time if it isn't properly maintained. Brick, on the other hand, requires some maintenance but not as much effort as concrete or natural stone does every 2-3 years with cleaning and resealing them for protection against wear. Paving stones reside somewhere in between; they tend to need more care than brick but less maintenance than concrete depending upon what type of paver you have installed for your exterior patio area.


When it comes to patio pavers, homeowners have plenty of options. The type and color you choose will depend on your preferences as well as the design needs of your home’s outdoor space. We hope this blog post has been informative in helping you decide which stone is best for your particular project. If you still need help deciding or would like a free estimate from Florida Pavers & Pergolas, please call today! FP&P is a locally owned and operated contractor based out of Oviedo Florida - support and shop local. We are Central Florida's #1 Paver Contractor for a Reason...Find Out Why Today!

 

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