Best Paving for Patios
Having a good quality driveway or patio makes your home visually appealing. Using the right kind of material is key and it has to complement the property. Due to its versatility, block paving is considered a widely acceptable choice for driveways and patios. Paving blocks are made from a combination of concrete and clay. Also they come in a wide range of styles, sizes, thickness and shapes and have been used to mirror other paving materials like
A patio is a paved area on the ground next to a house generally used for dinning or recreation. The name is derived from Spanish and it means inner courtyard. For patio paving, there are a lot of materials to consider for that excellent outcome. The range of paving slabs include:
The Best Paving Material for a Patio
This to a large extent depends on your budget and your desired outcome. Patio paving ranges from the basic to top of the range using the latest materials and innovation available. The basic material will be concrete paving. For high end paving, porcelain paving is expensive with a high aesthetic value. In between, there are other great paving materials like Indian stone paving, granite paving, sandstone paving and others.
Choosing the best paving
Choosing the right paving to suit your budget can be tricky. There are a wide range of options with different prices which give different outcomes. The key considerations when choosing the best paving for your patio are your budget, how you use your patio and what aesthetic value or outcome you set out to achieve. Whatever your situation, the team at Cheshunt Driveways are extremely experienced and will guide you into making the right choice.
Concrete Paving for Patios
Concrete Paving offers a number of finishes and colours. They can even be produced to replicate natural stone. There are the traditional styles and contemporary styles available. There is the Bradstone StoneMaster Slabs which gives a very contemporary feel. It is available in grey shades with clean lines to give your patio that modern look. Bradstone StoneMaster is coated with surface protection which makes it easier to clean and maintain.
For the more traditional look, Bradstone Old Town Slabs work well. Its finish looks like authentic reclaimed stone like Yorkstone, but it is a much cheaper option. There are various sizes available whether you are looking for a random or natural look.
Block Paving for Patios
Due to its durability, block paving can be an attractive solution for patio paving. It is versatile and can fit any design as the main paving material or can be used to create borders around other paving slabs to give that great look. There are smaller units available to create patterns and colour mixes. Available in a wide range of colours, sizes, finishes, and styles means there is an option available for every style of garden.
Durable and effective for highly trafficked areas, block paving can withstand the weight of vehicles, larger wooden structures like sheds and garden rooms.
Porcelain Paving for Patios
Porcelain Paving is the new and trendy option for patio paving which gives that clean modern look and feel. A very popular choice for high end residential properties it offers designer looks, great strength and resistance to staining and transforms your outdoor space. Your outdoor space will look as fresh as the day it was installed for a long time.
Sealants are not needed for porcelain as it is non-porous. All that is required is a sweep and a wash using a hose and it will be as good as new. The colour does not fade.
There is an excellent range of options to choose for any style of garden. Whether your taste is more traditional or contemporary or you are after a mixture of the two, there are colours, sizes, and styles available with reputable suppliers.
Natural Stone Paving
Another popular option for paving, Natural Stone offers several stones, colours, and finishes to fit various peoples style preference or taste.
Indian sandstone is a great option and is in constant demand due to its stunning colour variation and great patterns. The stones are quarried in India to a consistent thickness for more efficient transportation and for easy laying.
There is also the traditional sandstone paving available in a mixture of sizes and styles and the smooth natural sandstone that gives a more contemporary finish. The smooth natural sandstone has sawn edges and a honed surface profile to give that modern finish with clean lines.
Natural limestone is another great option that works well for both contemporary and traditional tastes. Limestone paving has consistent colouring between the stones with great patterns and edges. When using limestone paving consider sealing as it reacts to weather conditions and will start looking like it is fading after a while.
Size of paving slabs
Patio pavers have different sizes from small to big. The slabs have the smallest sizes of 300 x 300 mm and go up all the way to the oversized slabs which are 900 x 900 mm. Porcelain pavers in some cases could be around 800 x 400 mm per slab. For something unique, the long aspect paving slab which is 800 x 200 mm is available or the wood effect paving of 900 x 150 mm.
Very hard to decide on the best paving material for patios. A lot of factors must be considered before making that decision. The budget available, how the patio will be used (having pets plays a role as well), the designs or pattern you like and how the look of your patio complements your home. Whatever your situation, there is an experienced team on hand to talk you through the options so that you make the right decision.