A patio can be one of the bigger investments you put into your yard. Patios today are viewed as an extension of the home, a place to entertain, to dine, to enjoy outdoor living. A well-designed patio installed by a professional can add considerable resale value to your home and become a good selling feature to your home.
When designing your patio, there are many things to keep in mind:
- Location of your patio – do you want the patio next to the house? In the sun or shade?
- Size of your patio – how will you use the space and how much space is required?
- Style of your landscape and patio – what is the overall style of your home and how does it impact your patio? Do you prefer curved or straight lines?
- Materials for your patio – what type of materials do you prefer for your patio based on maintenance requirements and the desired look and feel of the space?
Patios can be finished in many materials, from poured concrete, to natural stone and concrete pavers. Because of the freeze/thaw cycles in Long Island, NY, concrete pavers and natural stone are very popular choices for many homeowners and installers alike. Concrete pavers are generally low maintenance and durable, making them a great choice for today’s busy households.
Pavers, as well as natural stone with the recent release of Unilock’s new product line—offer tremendous design possibilities. From contemporary to rustic, and everything in between, these patio material choices are ideal. Let’s have a look at both choices in more detail.
Concrete Pavers for Glen Cove, Hempstead, and Islip, NY
Concrete pavers are very popular as they are very durable as well as easy to install when compared to natural stone. Concrete pavers are also available in a range of colors and sizes making the design possibilities endless. Concrete pavers are very resilient to many of life’s demands – from heavy traffic, hot sun and UV rays, to Long Island’s freeze-thaw cycles and harsh winters.
For contemporary design styles, consider Unilock’s Umbriano Paver and their Beacon Hill Smooth. For a more country-rustic vibe, check out Unilock’s Brussels Block Pavers, as well as their Copthorne Paver .
Natural Stone for Glen Cove, Hempstead, and Islip, NY
Until Unilock’s recent release of their Natural Stone line, choosing stone materials like Bluestone and Flagstone for your patio meant facing a few challenges. Because these materials are naturally quarried and not traditionally offered through concrete manufacturers, the tolerances for quality, availability, and dimensional accuracy are not as high. Natural Stone by Unilock changes that, offering a Transferrable Lifetime Guarantee and standardizing packaging, quality and sourcing for Long Island homeowners and professionals.
Offered in many different textures, colors, and varieties, Natural Stone by Unilock includes Granite, Limestone, and Sandstone for patios, pool decks, walkways, and more! Learn more about the Natural Stone products here.
Whether it’s concrete pavers or natural stone you select, your new patio will benefit from regular cleaning to ensure that no dirt or algae builds up. Remember your patio is an extension of your home and will provide you with space to entertain and enjoy for years.
To begin your landscaping project the right way, contact a Unilock Authorized Contractor located in Glen Cove, Hempstead, Islip, or the surrounding Long Island, NY area here.