Choosing The Right Material For Your New Backyard Patio

Your backyard patio is a place of peace. A place of gathering, and the number one part of your home where your individual personality can shine its best. Knowing this, it is Four Seasons’ number one goal to make sure you get exactly what you want out of a patio project. Knowing the what and why of patio planning gives you a leg up on creating the perfect backyard retreat of your dreams. And where better to start than with the material that will be the central basis of your design?

So of all the types of materials available for your new patio, which should you choose? Read on to discover the answer, and contact us for your own patio installation!

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Brick Patios

Brick is a traditional mainstay for a reason, offering a distinct aesthetic that is malleable and diverse, with a flair of opulence.

Pros of a brick patio:

  • Diverse: There are hundreds of possible patterns when using brick, giving you plenty of viable options for your unique design.
  • Handsome: The appearance of brick is well known, and lends well to contemporary or traditional patio designs.
  • Low-maintenance: Brick is a durable, easy to work with material that also allows easy replacement.

Cons of a brick patio:

  • Rough: Material may not be the best for patios that will feature a lot of accoutrements. Though this is rarely an issue, it bears mention.
  • Centerpiece: If you do not wish your stone patio to be the central spot of notice in your patio, brick may be forgone for a simpler material.

Natural Stone

Natural stone is the definition of unique and distinct design, with options like flagstone, slate, limestone and bluestone, there’s something to suit any taste.

Pros of natural stone patios:

  • Unique: Though natural stone lacks the diversity in patterns that brick offers, it makes up for it with unique colors and shape. Natural stone is the most distinct of the patio materials.
  • Durable: The strongest of building materials, stone is easy to clean and outlasts other similar materials.
  • Smooth: Natural stone offers a soft, clean surface that complements ‘busier’ patio designs.

Cons of natural stone patios:

  • Costly: Since it is mined and cut, rather than produced, natural stone is more expensive than other materials.

Paver Patios

Paver patios epitomize versatile and distinctive design, offering an array of options like interlocking concrete, clay, and porcelain.

Pros of paver patios:

  • Versatility: Pavers come in a variety of shapes, colors, and patterns, allowing for endless design possibilities to suit any style.
    Durable: Pavers are known for their durability, resisting cracking and fading, and offering a long-lasting patio solution.
    Easy Maintenance: Paver patios are easy to clean and maintain, making them a practical and low-maintenance choice.

Cons of paver patios:

  • Cost: While offering durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance, paver patios can be more costly upfront compared to some other materials.

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