Home Ideas Magazine - June 2016
Backyards are the perfect getaway after a long day of work and for creating memories with the family. Spice up your backyard by adding outdoor flooring. Floors don’t have to stop in the home; you can extend it into your backyard and create the perfect space for hanging out with friends and family.
Whether you want to lay new flooring, or you want to make an addition, there are plenty of options to perk up your patio.
Stone: Create your own mosaic with scattered stones. You can mix and match with different colors and shapes to create your own feel, or you can use the same stone for a more consistent look. Stones vary in color and texture, so you can customize the floor to your liking.
Wood: This is a good option if you are looking for a little lift to your flooring. You can develop a new patio space or add on to your existing deck with wood. Wood is low maintenance, and it is durable so it can last through the South Dakota summers and winters.
Brick: Give your backyard an architecture update by laying a floor made of brick pavers. Brick comes in a variety of colors and shapes, which allows for many design and pattern opportunities. You can stick with the neutral Earth tones, match the color of your home, or go bold and create a new feel with a bright color. Bricks can be laid in a straight line, or you can mix it up and create your own pattern.
Concrete: If you are certain about the location and size of your patio, concrete is a good durable option. Your personality can shine through when you lay concrete because it can be stamped to look like stone or brick, or it can be painted. If you desire, you can even repaint your concrete flooring a new color or pattern every year. Before laying concrete make sure it will be the right size and location for your backyard. You can always pour more concrete to make it larger.
When deciding what type of outdoor flooring you want to install, consider your options and what materials will work best in your backyard. There is no right or wrong answer, and all of these flooring options will benefit your backyard by adding value and style. Whether you want a space to escape reality, or you are tired of mowing your whole lawn, outdoor flooring is the perfect addition.