If you build a patio, what are your options? There are a few, starting from the most basic concrete (to which you can provide a brushed finish or stained or add some other decorative flourish). Or you may want to go one step up and go for a brick paver. It’s prettier, but more expensive. If you want to go for the most high-end option, you could go for natural stone like flagstone, veneer stone, etc. It costs a packet, but boy, is it pretty.
- Concrete is the simplest, most straightforward, and most basic material for patio construction.
- Natural stone patios have a lot of variety, but tend to be expensive.
- If you’re looking for the most flexibility and the biggest bang for your buck, people typically go with pavers.
“Offering a lot of diversity and variance, pavers can imitate the look of natural stone or even porcelain for a highly contemporary look.”