Get Inspired: Paver Patio Design

Semi-circular retaining wall surrounds a concrete paver patio with fire pit

 

Designing a paver patio should be well thought out and planned since it will be the central space in your backyard for enjoying the outdoors and entertaining friends and family. A well-designed patio can add curb appeal and serve as a focal point for your landscape project. Choosing the right materials for your patio will depend on the location, size, and personal design tastes. When it comes to building your patio, we have materials made of concrete, brick, and natural stone for you to select from. Not only can you pick your materials, we also have options for what you can put on or around your patio for decor, including fire features and retaining walls.

Two-color circular paver patio with seating wall
Using two contrasting colors helps make this circular patio stand out.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers offer a large variety of styles and colors to fit your decor and aesthetic style, whether you are going for a more traditional or contemporary look. On top of style and color choices, homeowners have multiple laying patterns to choose from providing flexibility and ability to create a unique space. Select from tumbled, rippled, and smooth textures to create the look you’re going for. Our Roman Cobblestone and Dominion pavers are perfect for a soft, time-worn appearance, while our Holland series are great for a contemporary concrete brick look.

Concrete Pavers

Small porcelain paver patio provides visual intrigue
This porcelain paver patio provides visual intrigue to a small patch of dirt.

Architectural Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain patio slabs are a great way to bring a contemporary or modern look to your outdoor living space. With colors and texture styles that mirror modern interior tile design, create a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor if you plan to add indoor porcelain tiles to your home. Made of porcelain, they are a durable, slip and stain resistant, and low maintenance landscape design option.

Glacier Slate architectural slabs give your project a natural look with their slate texture finish. Manufactured of durable concrete, our Vancouver Bay architectural slabs have a shot blast finish providing soothing color options and an elegant appearance. Our porcelain architectural slabs come in a variety of colors, like bluestone and limestone, that can create a clean and modern yet natural look.

Architectural & Porcelain Slabs

Clay Brick

Clay brick pavers can add warmth and a sense of hospitality to outdoor living spaces. With color that never fades, they can be elegant, rustic, or traditional. Available in a variety of colors, textures, and installation patterns, clay brick pavers allow you to be highly creative with a practical paving surface. They are durable and long lasting, with a timeless look that goes with most landscape and design styles even though brick generally comes in few colors. To add a more custom look to your design, pick a unique pattern or multiple complimenting patterns separated by a vertical or horizontal brick border.

Clay Pavers

Fire pit atop a flagstone patio
This flagstone patio with fire pit provides a ideal space for social gathering.

Flagstone

Flagstone patios can provide rustic intrigue to your home. They are popular due to their durability, natural look, rich colors, and their versatility in installation. Flagstones can give your yard a boost by providing a more interesting look than stamped or poured concrete and patio pavers. Furthermore, flagstone will not warp in the elements and is termite-proof, unlike wood decks. It also provides traction due to its natural ridges and limits water pooling on the surface.

Flagstone

Patio Additions

Bring more flare to your patio with a fire feature, water feature, retaining wall, or a combination. We sell easy to install fire pit kits as well as natural stone veneer and retaining wall blocks for outdoor fireplaces. Add a seating wall around your fire feature for an extra level of comfort and appeal.

These large format pavers provide the base for this relaxing outdoor space
These large format pavers provide the base for this relaxing outdoor space.

Your hardscape project should be well-planned with functionality and style both in mind. Whether you are sticking with one material or mixing materials to break up a large area or create more visual interest, we have a number of options for you to choose from. No matter the style, budget, look, or purpose that you are trying to attain, Mutual Materials can help you build the paver patio of your dreams!

External Resources:

A Complete Guide to the Best Patio Materials

6 Best Patio Materials for Your Home

Internal Resources:

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