Beyond Concrete: Exploring Innovative Alternatives for Your Patio


People want (and need) a patio that's easy to care for and looks good. It should be a comfy spot for hanging out, hosting friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

As we explore patios, we'll see how to get great quality without breaking the bank, and while poured concrete has been a go-to for many, there's a growing interest in exploring other innovative and attractive alternatives.

Stepping Away from Concrete: Innovative Options for Patios

There are several compelling reasons to seek alternatives to concrete for your patio:

  • Concrete, while durable and affordable, lacks the versatility and aesthetic appeal that some homeowners desire.
  • Over time, it can crack, stain, and fade, which means frequent maintenance or replacement.
  • The environmental footprint of concrete is substantial, and it contributes significantly to CO2 emissions.

In seeking options for poured concrete patios, homeowners are increasingly turning to products such as wood, gravel, or tile. Another choice that continues to gain popularity is composite pavers.

Below are common materials used in the construction of a patio.

Exploring Patio Alternatives


Gravel is a great choice that's budget-friendly and environmentally friendly too. It provides excellent drainage and it can be enhanced with stepping stones or plants. What's more, gravel gives you the freedom to get creative with different colors and sizes.


A great choice for a natural stone is one that features irregular shapes and unique patterns, which gives it an elegant and distinctive look.


Brick offers a timeless aesthetic while being sturdy and adaptable. With a wide range of colors and patterns, it can be utilized in various layouts to suit your needs.

Wooden Deck

It provides a welcoming and authentic appearance; wood is flexible and fits well with both classic and contemporary home styles. Nevertheless, regular upkeep is necessary to prevent decay and harm.


Tiles offer a wide array of options when it comes to colors, styles, and materials, which allows you to create a personalized look for your patio. They are particularly favored in Mediterranean designs for their versatility and aesthetic appeal. However, tile can be expensive to install.

Composite Decking Boards

Made from a mix of wood fibers and plastics, it's durable and requires less maintenance than pure wood.

Sustainable and Beautiful: Composite Pavers from Aspire

Patio with Outdoor Kitchen

A standout choice for those who want sustainability without compromising on aesthetics or durability, Aspire composite pavers offer many benefits over standard poured concrete:

  • Made from approximately 95% recycled materials, to help ensure a low environmental impact that may qualify for LEED credits.
  • Resistant to cracking, and won't break like concrete pavers.
  • Aspire's innovative paver and grid system is designed to make installation a breeze, and takes less than 50% of the time compared to traditional concrete pavers. Best of all, the installation can be completed using common tools.
  • Designed to withstand everyday spills like ketchup and barbecue sauce makes them a practical choice. Their scratch-resistant properties will help to ensure that your paver surface will stay beautiful for years to come.
  • Unlock limitless design possibilities effortlessly with the Aspire Paver Grid. This innovative solution allows you to create stunning designs with ease, while also providing practicality and functionality.
  • Pavers are not locked down so if there is a need to replace a paver or if a change in color or design is desired, simply lift the pavers up and replace them.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty - With the assurance of Brava's renowned quality, Aspire offers a 10-year limited warranty, along with a lifetime no-crack guarantee for residential applications

In addition, Aspire pavers are available as a permeable paver system, which adds another level of eco-friendly functionality.

Make Your Patio Dreams a Reality with Aspire Composite Pavers

Your dream patio is just a few clicks away with Aspire Composite Pavers. Don't hold back on your vision. Whether you're looking to create a zen garden, a lively entertainment space, or a tranquil retreat, our products are designed to suit every style while promoting sustainability. Composite pavers not only elevate aesthetics, they also contribute to an eco-conscious future. It's time to step away from traditional concrete and embrace innovation.

Contact us today for more information on our complete line of rooftop, resurfacing, in-ground and permeable paver products.