The Benefits of Flagstone vs Stamped Concrete vs Patio Blocks vs Wood Decks

There are many different materials that you can use to create a patio on your property. When it comes to choosing one, there are several different factors that you will need to consider that will be specific to your needs and preferences. To make your decision a little easier, we have compiled a list of the benefits of each type of material so that you can make an educated decision. 

The Benefits of Flagstone

There are several benefits of using flagstone for your patio:

  • Highly durable, unlikely to crack and warp when exposed to the elements

  • Does well in various types of climate

  • Won’t be damaged by termites and pests

  • Commonly available, which makes it cost effective

  • Variety of colour choices available

  • Easy to work with, allowing you to create your dream patio for a good price

  • Variety of textures and styles available

  • Stands the test of time

  • Works well in high traffic areas

  • Surface promotes traction

  • Does not promote water pooling

  • Looks natural

The Benefits of Stamped Concrete

There are several benefits of using stamped concrete for your patio:

  • Eliminates the problems of ground movement, stains, weeds, and moss that other materials suffer from
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Easily sealable 
  • Timeless
  • Comes in a variety of colours, textures, shapes and patterns
  • Sustainable building material, little impact on the environment
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
  • Emulates the look of slate, stone, brick, cobbles, or even wood but has the durability of concrete
  • Can be heated

The Benefits of Patio Blocks

There are several benefits of using patio blocks for your patio:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to repair
  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Easily installed
  • Decreased risk of cracking
  • Come in a wide variety of shapes, colours, and sizes
  • Slip resistant
  • Attractive finish

The Benefits of Wood Decks

There are several benefits of using wood for your patio:

  • Authenticity
  • Natural look
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be treated to combat deterioration
  • Easily adaptable 
  • Customizable 
  • Ideal for walk out homes

Hopefully this list has shed some light on what kind of backyard patio or deck will work best for you. For more information be sure to contact us today!

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