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A Natural Stone Look and Feel for your Backyard Patio in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo

While considering natural stone for your backyard patio in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, or Waterloo, IA areas, you may have come to the realization that while aesthetically pleasing, natural stone contains a variety of flaws inherent in a natural product. As an alternative, why not opt for the advantages of choosing from the high quality concrete products offered by Unilock. These stones have been shown to stand the test of time, climate, and use, offering a long product life, resistance to severe climates and de-icing salts, strength against household chemicals, and non-slip surfaces – all while being virtually indistinguishable from their natural counterparts. Regardless of your property’s architectural tone or your stylistic preferences, Unilock offers a product that will make your backyard patio immeasurably satisfying, enhance your family’s outdoor enjoyment, and raise the market value of your home.


A classic option for your backyard patio is Rivenstone. Resembling flagstone, the texture of this paver is unbelievably realistic, creating a gorgeous base for your patio landscaping plans. The colors from which you can choose include Bluestone, Canyon, and Sahara, all of which invoke warmth and the rich textures of natural stone. High quality and gorgeous, this paver is undoubtedly impressive and regardless of the additional features added to your hardscape, the “floor” will be a showstopper.


Another paver option for a naturalistic surface is Yorkstone. With a brushed texture and lighter available colors, this option works well for those who love to bask in the sunshine. Whether you choose Honey Gold or Iron Silver shaded stones, you’ll be pleased with the flexibility as well as the durability of your choice. Using both as complements to one another is always an option for when you require a border, and the subtle color difference will maintain style consistency. Yorkstone is a powerful choice when sophistication and character are your landscape design goals.


For a natural granite finish, you can’t go wrong with Umbriano. With its fine surface texture made from a blend of granite and quartz, Umbriano is easy to clean and stain resistant. The various colors on offer make it an ideal choice for borders and accents. These include Autumn Sunset, Midnight Sky, Summer Wheat, and Winter Marvel, and can be used to contrast or complement each other or existing features of your yard. The color pigments contained in Umbriano remain true over time, even under long-term UV light exposure and harsh weather conditions. For a sophisticated and impressive natural granite finish, these pavers are an excellent option.

Brussels Block

For a timeless, quarried look and versatile design options, choose Brussels Block from Unilock. These stones offer warmth and an ageless, cobblestone appearance, allowing you to create a variety of laying patterns and accent designs, from a one-color floor with a few accents to an in-laid “rug” interwoven with a contrasting color. While appearing natural, the warm tones and rugged textures will endure for the lifetime of your home and ensure a beautiful patio for decades to come.

Brussels Premier

If Brussels Block seems right for your patio construction, consider Brussels Premier as well. Depending on the amount of shade available for your patio and the caprices of the climate, you might benefit from choosing an option with the same remarkable appearance and versatility but with the added advantage of heightened fade-resistant and damage-resistant technology. When making an investment in your property, think long-term and plan for years of happy use and enjoyment.


The title image features a patio paved with Yorkstone in Iron River from Unilock.

A Natural Stone Look and Feel for your Backyard Patio in Des Moines, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo IA

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