patio design. Saturday , January 06th , 2018 - 08:13:41 AM
The most common surface for a patio are paving slabs. There are many different types of paving slab with a wide range of price tags. Steer clear of concrete slabs - they are often more expensive than natural stone, will fade over time and always end up looking fake. Indian Sandstone has dominated the paving slab market for years as it is cheap, natural, widely available and looks good. Cheaper Indian Sandstone is not always the bargain it appears as it is thinner, or poorer quality and more porous causing leaching of the minerals in the mortar onto the top surface of the stone. There are some inexpensive granite slabs currently available that make a wonderful surface only slightly more expensive than Indian Sandstone. The more expensive options are Travertine, York stone, Basalt, and Marble. Polished concrete makes a wonderful contemporary surface for the patio. Resin bound gravel is not only great for driveways, but makes an excellent contribution to the patio paving when combined with other materials for textural contrast.
Almost certainly, one should prefer to relax in the shade rather than being totally exposed. If not, you can immediately skip this section and proceed to the next. Nowadays, covered patio designs come in many different shapes, sizes, colors and styles. You may choose among the wide variations that vendors offer, reinvent on your own or even make some combinations. Each will surely have different styles and tastes but most importantly, is what you like.
To get started, closely examine the outdoor area you want to decorate with flagstones. You can decide between typical designs featuring square or rectangular flagstones or incorporating both shapes. You could also choose to decorate your outdoor patio with flagstones featuring irregular shapes. Some DIY enthusiast even go cutting their own stones. This gives them distinctively patterned stones for paving at their outdoors. Needless to say, you must buy, rent or borrow the needed equipment for that. Interestingly enough, it is like building up your own flagstone puzzle.
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