A patio offers a tranquil outdoor place to enjoy nature. The flooring in this area is critical because it must harmonise with the space while also providing a sturdy platform. One possibility is concrete pavers. Several of the benefits of this flooring are explained below.
Concrete pavers offer a variety of colour choices, as they come in many muted hues like blue, grey, brown and pink. These organic tones will contribute to the terrace's soothing effect. With so much choice, you'll be able to match the pavement to your house and landscape. Concrete pavers can also be textured in moulds during manufacture to look like natural rocks such as slate, bluestone and travertine.
Patterns and Shapes
Pavers come in various shapes and sizes, which you can combine to generate designs. Using a running bond design, you could place rectangle pavers in a pattern resembling brickwork. Another option is the ashlar pattern, which blends square and rectangular pavers of varying sizes. A herringbone design is formed by laying rectangle pavers in a zigzag pattern. The appeal of pavers is that they allow for a combination of patterns on a single surface. For instance, cover the patio with a running bond design. Then, use large square pavers to form a border. You can also add exciting patterns with colour combinations. For example, use fawn pavers in the centre of a patio and create a border of blue-grey pavers. Another idea is to generate contrasting bands of distinct colours and shapes.
Avoid Rain Puddles
Interlocking concrete pavers are settled on a base of sand and crushed rock. This foundation acts as a natural drainage system. When it rains, the water flows between the pavers and drains into the pebbles and sand. So, your patio will avoid developing puddles that can degrade the flooring. Naturally, it will be safer without slippery pools of water.
Since interlocking pavers are not grouted together with rigid mortar, you can easily remove and replace individual pavers if you need to. This portability enables you to remove the paving if you want to access plumbing pipes or cables beneath the ground. While removing the base crushed-stone layer will involve some effort, you can reuse the pavers as they're not set in mortar. You could even repurpose the pavers in the future. For example, you could use them in a different spot to create pathways. Or you could use the pavers for garden edging.