Different Types of Patios

You would have seen many houses with bad looking outdoors. No matter how big and beautiful the house is, if the outside of the house is not in well shape, it can ruin the whole look of the house. To inspire people and make them love your house, it is important to design and decorate the outside of the house. There are so many different way to decorate the outdoor of your house, Depends on the available space. Having a patio or pool (or both) in your back garden is one of the best ways to decorate the outside of the house and make it comfortable and elegant. However, mostly people go with patio. There are so many types of patios in so many colours and designs.

Concrete is a very simple material to be used in patio and some people do not like it. There are still those people who use this material because it is available in lower price. Those people can use this material in stamped pattern, which is available dyed in colouring agent to give a more natural but beautiful look. The bad thing about these patios is that it requires a lot of maintenance. The application of the colour will be required after every two years so that it remain in good shape for as long time. If the patio is bearing a lot of heavy traffic, the colour will wear down sooner. To make it more beautiful, you can add piece of mirror in different design and style.

Natural Stone or Flagstone
Everyone knows that stones provide a very natural look to everything they have been used in. There are so many types of natural stones in different colours and shapes that can be used in patio. You can also dye the stones in colour, which can match with the furniture you want to place. There is bluestone, flagstone, slate or limestone. All these types of stones look very classy and elegant. The stone can be more expensive than concrete because the transportation cost is also higher of stone. Stones also take longer to adjust in the space that is why its installation cost in also higher.

The red bricks give the look of a old and classy look to patio. It looks very good but still many people do not prefer because its maintenance is very costly and it is hectic thing to do it again and again. It also remains moisture all the time so it is very bad in cold places where winters are very long. It also gets very slippery.


Pavers are available in many different sizes, shapes and colours. They are also being made in different patterns. The pavers are now being manufactured especially in factories. High end homes have also use pavers in their patio.

No matter what type of patio you are going to add in your house, they can only be built on a level surface. If the surface has not been levelled, the patio will not remain in good shape for longer and it will also need a lot of maintenance.

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User Anecdotes

We've solicited a number of user anecdotes on this topic, and have hand picked some of the more interesting ones below. We feel that anecdotes can give a practical, human perspective on a topic.

"I've always been a fan of traditional brick patios. In my previous home, we had a beautiful red brick patio that we installed ourselves. My husband and I spent weeks researching the best type of bricks and the proper installation techniques. We finally decided on a lovely herringbone pattern and couldn't have been happier with the result. The brick patio instantly became the centerpiece of our outdoor living space, and we spent countless hours enjoying the warm summer evenings with friends and family. The best part was knowing that we had installed it ourselves - it gave us a real sense of pride in our home. When we moved to our current house, the first thing we did was install a similar brick patio. It's something I know I'll always include in my outdoor living spaces."
Emily R.

"In the past, I've had both a wooden deck and a stamped concrete patio. In my experience, I found that the wooden deck required more maintenance than the concrete patio. The wood would fade over time, and every few years, we would have to replace boards that had started to rot or become damaged. Additionally, we had to power-wash and seal the deck frequently to protect it from the elements. On the other hand, our concrete patio was virtually maintenance-free. It held up well to weather and foot traffic and required very little upkeep aside from the occasional cleaning. The stamped design gave the concrete some added interest and made it look more expensive than it actually was. In the future, I would definitely choose a concrete patio over a wooden deck."
Akira T.

"Living in a coastal area with a lot of humidity and salt in the air, we were looking for a patio material that would withstand the harsh environment. We decided to go with a natural stone patio, using a combination of limestone and sandstone. Not only does the natural stone hold up well to the elements, but it also provides a beautiful, organic look to our outdoor space. We love the way the different shades of stone create a unique and interesting pattern. It has become the perfect place for us to enjoy our morning coffee while taking in the stunning ocean views. We have received many compliments from our friends and neighbors about our patio, and we couldn't be happier with our choice in materials."
Isabelle D.

"Last year, I decided to install a paver patio in my backyard, and it was one of the best decisions I've made for my home. I chose pavers because I wanted a durable and low-maintenance surface that could withstand the wear and tear of my three young children and our energetic dog. The paver patio has proven to be an excellent choice, as it's not only attractive but also incredibly easy to maintain. I've found that any stains or spills can be easily cleaned with a quick power-washing, and the individual pavers can be replaced if they become damaged or cracked. The variety of paver styles and colors allowed me to create a custom design that perfectly complements my home's exterior. Overall, I highly recommend considering paver patios for anyone looking for a practical and attractive outdoor living space."
Rohit S.

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