When it comes to designing an outdoor patio, choosing the right type of material can be a difficult decision. We here at Solid Structures offer professional design services to help you make these decisions, can take you to completed jobs of each kind to show you in person, and also 3D model your dream project so you can walk around it virtually. However, there are many materials to choose from. Concrete paver stones and natural stone are two of the most popular options for hardscaped outdoor patios. In this blog, we will compare concrete paver stones versus natural stone for hardscaped outdoor patios, exploring the benefits and drawbacks of each material.
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Concrete paver stones are manufactured using cement, sand, and water, and come in a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes. Paver stones are an affordable option and can mimic the look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost. They are also easy to replace if one becomes damaged or stained. Additionally, they are not prone to cracking like regular slab poured concrete and can be repaired if ever needing access to underneath utilities. For more about concrete vs pavers, go HERE.
Natural stone, on the other hand, is quarried from the earth and comes in a variety of types, such as slate, limestone, and granite. Each type of stone has its unique look, texture, and color, making it a popular choice for homeowners who want a one-of-a-kind patio.
Choosing between concrete paver stones and natural stone for your outdoor patio comes down to personal preference, budget, and the desired aesthetic. Concrete paver stones are an affordable option that can mimic the look of natural stone, while natural stone provides an authentic and unique look that cannot be matched by manufactured materials. Ultimately, the decision comes down to what will work best for your outdoor space, so consider all of the benefits and drawbacks before making a decision.
Scott Prunty is the president of Solid Structures. Throughout his 15 active years in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry, he has earned various certifications in the areas of ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, PCIP, and is an ICPI certified instructor.