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Spruce up your patio

Choosing to spruce up or change your patio can drastically transform the look of your garden. But what is the best flooring option for you to choose for your garden?

In reality, there are many benefits to different types of outdoor flooring, and it all depends on what look you are going for and your budget. Different materials will invariably cost more or less depending on what you choose and how complicated the installation is. That is, if you do not fancy laying it yourself.


Gravel may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a patio. Many people believe that patios must have a consistent and solid surface. However, this does not have to be the case, as gravel can create a beautiful patio area. In addition, this can turn out to be a very cost-effective way of taking care of your patio needs. On top of this, it is relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install.

Outdoor Tiles

Outdoor tiles can create the most stunning patio areas. There is a wide variety of tile designs, colours and shapes to choose from. Tiles will be ideal for those who are concerned with the overall appearance of their patio area. It ends up assisting you in creating a neat-looking patio area that will blend in with the rest of your planned decorations. Outdoor tiles can also be very affordable, making them more cost-effective to achieve the desired look. This is a lot easier than laying flagstone, but it still has the potential to look fantastic. Bear in mind, in wet weather, tiles can become slippery, so they might not be suitable for pets or young children.


Sand is another loose patio option that many people choose to lay as a new patio. Suppose you want to build a patio as quickly as possible and compete with gravel as the best option. Sand is very cheap to buy, so you will be able to get a lot of it without spending a lot of money. You will then need to level it out to make a suitable area for your patio.

This option isn't for everyone, and weather changes can make a sand person look messy. However, this is an excellent option for cheaper option alternatives or creating focal points or temporary features such as an artificial pool.

Patio Pavers

Patio pavers are another patio option that can make installing a patio on your own a little easier. Patio pavers are designed to interlock with one another, which makes installation a breeze. This means you won't need to use materials like grout or mortar to build your patio. It is incredibly convenient and saves you a significant amount of time.

There are a variety of patio paver styles to choose from as well. If you want to replicate a wooden look, you will find several options to do the trick. Patio pavers that look like bricks and patio pavers that look like cut stone are available. It is a reasonably versatile patio surface material that will look nice for many years to come.


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