Time to think beyond the plain concrete slab – here are some great patio design trends for Gaithersburg MD.
Planning Your Patio
Patios have come a long way from a plain white concrete square or rectangle shaped slab.
Patios can be designed for any shape, size, color, pattern, or type of flooring you might want at your Gaithersburg MD home. Think about your wants and needs; then budget accordingly.
Concrete – While concrete is still the most popular type of patio flooring, how it looks and is used has changed. It’s now treated a flooring option that can be stamped into any pattern you can imagine, and there is a huge variety of stain colors to choose from.
Paver Stones – interlocking paver stones have grown in popularity over the years. Pavers are four times stronger than concrete, come in a variety of colors, and can be installed to create patterns. Unlike cement, if there is a problem with a paver or pavers, there’s no need to tear up the patio – the pavers can be easily replaced. If you have issues with flooding around your patio area, water permeable pavers may be your best bet. Made of porous materials, water drains down through the pavers when it rains.
Other Materials – There are other patio flooring materials that you may also want to consider. These materials include classic wood, natural slate, sandstone, granite, brick, a wood composite and even porcelain.
Patios need edging – they just don’t look “finished” without edging. Edging also keeps weeds and grass from growing over the patio flooring. Edging can be made of cement, bricks, pavers, gravel, or other stone. You have so many choices, really – so just say “no” to black rubber edging. You’ll be glad you did.
Looking for information about a new patio design in Gaithersburg MD? Please contact the experts East Coast Landscape Design. The East Coast Landscape Design team has over a quarter century of experience in the design, installation, and care of beautiful patios in Gaithersburg, MD, as well we the rest of suburban Maryland.