What Are Some of the Best Patio Building Materials on the Market?

Colder weather may be putting everyone in a bad mood, but it shouldn’t have to.  Yes, sitting outside and relaxing in the sunny summer weather is over, but now is a great time to start plans for adding things to your yard to make even it more enjoyable next year.  With the help of some of the best landscape designers out there – such as here, at your MN landscape design and installation specialists – you’re able to implement one of the most beautiful patios ever created that can be put in now or in the spring, for you to enjoy in next summer!  But perhaps you’ve wondered what the best patio materials are.

Patios can be constructed from a variety of materials, depending on your budget and the look you’re going for.  We also choose patio materials that complement the style or color of a home.  Here are the most popular patio materials you can choose from:

10oct06d4a14Stone:  Stone is one of those timeless classic types of patio materials that you’re able to use to your advantage. You can choose from many different styles, colors, sizes and so forth to create your own unique design for your home. They are also able to be sealed, which gives them a more marble type of appearance that is smooth, instead of rugged.

Wood:  Wood is a favorite material to use for a some people because it is affordable. Wood patios have the look of a deck, except that they’re flat on the ground.  It may be a good choice to go with if you’re looking for something that’s an extension of an existing deck.  Wood does require more upkeep than stone, brick, or concrete, but in terms of adding color, it’s a good option. If you want a certain color – no worries, wood can be painted or stained to your desired color.

Concrete: Concrete is probably the most inexpensive way you can go, but it doesn’t mean that the quality or the look is going to suffer. You’re able to add concrete in large blocks, have it puored smoth, or even create your own patterns when it is wet. Stamped concrete is also available in a variety of looks, some replicating wood or stone.  It is definitely a material that can be played with to create your own look out back. It is also one of the most durable, and all it needs is to be sealed.

Brick: Bricks are an ideal solution to put in your backyard for your patio area. They provide a nice look, and you can choose from the traditional reds or go with other colors that are out there. They can be placed in areas as big as you’d like and they do not cost much and can look awesome.  Brick is available in a variety of sizes, both distressed and smooth.

With so many choices for your backyard patio, you’re probably going to wonder which one you should go with. That’s where we come in.  Speak with us here at Architectural Landscape Design, your licensed Minneapolis landscape contractor to get your patio designed for the spring time. Check out our Pinterest board for additional patio ideas, and then give us a call for a free consultation.  We’re designing and installing patios right now!  952.292.7717.