Archive for December 23, 2014

Stone patio – why in the world should you want it ?

Stone patioA patio is generally located outdoors and it is generally used as a place for recreational activities, you can also use it for dining purpose. If you think that you’ll be using your patio throughout the year then you should consider installing stone patio. Stone patios are sure to last for a long time and also they’re cost-effective. You will find other patio materials on the market like, concrete, brick, wood, etc which might cost less than stone patio but you should choose stone patio nevertheless because you won’t have to worry about regular maintenance costs and also you won’t have to spend a lot of money to repair the damaged parts and also if damaged the stone patio does not need to be replaced as a whole. You should know that stone patios are found even in centuries old archaeological findings. The benefits of having a stone patio are given below:

• You will find stone patios of different colours in the market.
• You will also find that there are many types of stone patios available on the market. You will also find stones that have been brought from a foreign country.
• Stone patios have a natural appearance.
• If you install a stone patio then it is needless to say that durability is one of the major advantages.
• Stone patio will have less chance of becoming uneven due to weather conditions. You can grow grass, moss etc in order to fill the gap between stone patios.
• Flagstone patios are less likely to become slippery.
• If you install stone patio then you will also have the option for installing other stone landscaping stuffs like waterfall, fountains etc.
• A stone patio is very less likely to become dull over time.
• You should also keep it in mind that installing a stone patio is eco-friendly as well.
• Stone patio accentuates the elegance of your home.
• A stone patio also makes your house appear very attractive overall.

Generally two types of stone patios are available on the market, new and reclaimed. The reclaimed stone costs less than the new ones. The reclaimed stones look is natural and thus it fits well in a natural set up. But if your house has a modern look then you should buy new stones for your patio. The seller will cut the stones as you might require and also you will be able to add a finishing that you like to those stones.

As stone patios cost a lot of money, you should let a professional lay the patio. You should ask a professional beforehand about how much material you will need. You can also get an idea about how much you’ll have to spend on the patio material by asking a professional. Different materials have different prices. You should ask the professional you’ve hired for the project if he can get you the material at a good price. You should see to it that the patio is laid in a proper manner. After the patio is laid, as mentioned earlier, you won’t have to spend a lot of money or effort for the purpose of maintenance of your patio. All you’ll need to do is clean the patio and if moss or such things develop due to dampness you’d have to clean them as well.