If you’re looking to create a low-maintenance patio in your backyard, there are options that will fit any budget. From interlocking tiles to bricks and concrete pavers, you can have the look of stone without the high cost.
Interlocking pavers, or tiles, are a popular option for patios. They’re easy to install and can be used in place of bricks or concrete slabs. There’s a wide variety of colours, styles and sizes available. Tiles can be installed on grass or concrete—just make sure you have access to all underground utilities before starting your project!
Red-stamped pavement is a type of concrete that is colored with red pigment and stamped with a pattern. It’s easy to install, but looks like expensive stone. Because the color can be customized, this paving option is one of the more affordable options on this list.
If you’re looking for an affordable paving option that will give your patio or driveway an elegant look, red stamped pavement may be right for you!
Dry-laid pavers are made from natural stone, brick or concrete and are laid on the ground without a mortar base. They are laid directly onto the ground, in a pattern that is defined by the size of the paver.
Green Raj Sandstone
The beauty and allure of Raj Green Sandstone can only be found in a material so authentically natural. A garden or patio made from these pavers will have personality because of the beautiful color variations found throughout each slab and each paver.
Having a patio kit with a variety of slab sizes means you can arrange your patio however you like, making it ideal for creative uses.
If you’re on a tight budget but still want a sophisticated look for your patio, Limestone is a fantastic material to use.
The dark tones of wet black limestone slabs, such as the ones available at Midland Stone and other natural stone supplies in Ireland, are beautiful, and they hide just about any kind of spill that might occur at a backyard barbecue.
A simple patio sealer or color-enhancing product is all that’s needed to preserve the stone’s rich black tones.
Indian Sandstone is one of the most sought-after natural stone paving options due to its ability to serve as a beautiful, neutral backdrop to any setting.
The light tones will create a sense of space, and the stone’s neutral gray tones will complement any other colors you choose for your patio or garden design.
Quickly Set Concrete Pavers
Concrete pavers are a good choice if you have a small patio. They’re easy to install, but they aren’t as durable as other options and tend to be more expensive. You can expect to pay around $10 per square foot for concrete paving stones, which is comparable in price with red bricks or bluestone pavers.
If you plan on building your own patio, the process will be quite simple if you just need to lay down some paving stones over an existing concrete slab. Use mortar mix to set them into place by hand (it’s not necessary to use power tools). Concrete pavers are typically 6 inches thick and come in widths of 12 inches up through 48 inches wide (much larger sizes are also available).
Bricks are the traditional look you’re looking for. While they can be more expensive than other options, they are easy to install and you can buy them in bulk at your local hardware store or online. You can use bricks of any shape or size, so if you have an old house with varying sized windowsills and doorways, bricks will look fantastic!
- You’ll need to buy cement mortar for your patio (and maybe some sand)
- Get a leveler that measures up to 4 feet (1 meter)
- Buy a bricklaying trowel from your local building materials store
There Are Many Options for Creating a Low-Cost Patio
There are many options for creating a low-cost patio. The best way to do this is to select one of the affordable paving options and then figure out how you want to finish it off. You could choose interlocking tiles, dry-laid pavers or quickly set concrete pavers. You could also use bricks as your patio surface and then shape them in any style that you want.
We hope we’ve given you some ideas for your own patio. A good patio is a great place to relax and enjoy your home, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you follow these tips, you should be able to create a beautiful patio for much less than what you’d pay for pre-made options at most stores.