Did you know that 90 percent of Americans with an outdoor living space made better use of theirs in 2021?
With more time being spent at home, making use of the outside space available to you is important, but what can you do when it warms up? If you live in a hot climate, there might not even be a good time of year to spend outdoors. With the right patio materials, though, you can change that.
Read on to learn everything you need to know.
Concrete is fantastic as a flooring option, but it can also be used in furniture. If you’re going for a minimalist look, you can incorporate solid concrete furniture or use it in conjunction with other materials.
Whether it’s a solid table set on top of a metal frame or a solid base for other tabletop materials (like glass), you can find a use for concrete in your patio decorating.
Since concrete pavers can be made in numerous colors, keep in mind that lighter colors will stay cool in the sun while darker colors are a great option for shaded areas.
Ipe is a popular wood option for outdoor patios. It holds up on rooftops particularly well due to being one of the most dense woods in the world. Ipe is resistant to mold, mildew, insects and UV. It can be treated to maintain the rich brown color of new wood or it can be left untreated for a more rustic or industrial look.
Ipe is easier to care for than other woods, only requiring mild soap and water. For tougher stains, Ipe can be lightly pressure washed as well. Sealing the tiles will also help protect them from staining.
Porcelain is mostly commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens but porcelain can also be a great option for rooftop patios. Rooftop pavers are thicker and stronger than traditional porcelain tile so that they can sit on top of pedestals for a traditional roof patio installation.
One major benefit of porcelain is the variety of colors, styles and options available which include stone and wood-look tiles. Porcelain is also easy to clean with a hose and requires minimal maintainence. In hot climates, choose lighter colored porcelain tiles which stay cool in the sun.
Are These Patio Materials Right for You?
With suitable patio materials, you can turn any outdoor space into the perfect oasis to enjoy any time of year. Whether you’re spending your days poolside or you want to host bonfires for the entire family, building the perfect space for you is essential.
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