10 Modern Patio Flooring Options to Consider

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Updating a patio or adding one to your home is a decision full of upsides. No matter the size of your yard, a patio is a fantastic way to be able to enjoy the outdoors in any residential setting.

Whether it's to watch the kids play, enjoy a cup of coffee, or just soak in a few minutes worth of healthy, mood-lifting sunshine, the patio is a great addition—not to mention the added financial value—to your home!

Even though patios tend to be small, selecting one of the many patio flooring options can be difficult. Durability, aesthetics, and economic considerations must be taken into account, especially when the idea of adding a patio is aimed at adding value to the home.

Does Your Patio Even Need Flooring?

Patios are a bit curious in that they are typically small spaces, so some may think, “Do I even need flooring?” It’s true you could just pull up a table and chairs into some grass or dirt, but that’s not actually a patio. The point is to actually have a space in your mind that you can recognize as a new extension of your home—a place where you go to do outdoor things. The bathroom is used for certain purposes, just like the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, etc. Likewise, taking the time and effort to floor a patio establishes the patio as a sector of your home psychologically, as well as a new bullet point on a listing should you ever sell.

The good news is: patios don’t need to be huge, so taking the time to floor isn’t a monumental task. Let’s take a look at the best modern patio flooring option:

10 Patio Flooring Options to Create a Modern Home

No matter your choice, remember when choosing a patio flooring option to consider your specific climate and maintenance preferences and balance them against your budget and overall aesthetic. For example, if you live in a wet, hot climate and really want the look of wood but don’t love the idea of routine maintenance, perhaps you should consider a different aesthetic. A patio build should be a positive experience with a positive result, not the addition of another homeowner’s headache!

Consider the list of patio flooring options below against your desires, tendencies, climate, and budget for the best solution for you.

1. Concrete

Pros: Durable, versatile, low maintenance, and affordable.

Cons: Can crack over time, may become slippery when wet, and can be hard and uncomfortable.

2. Wood Decking

Pros: Natural and attractive, can be stained or painted, and comfortable underfoot.

Cons: Requires regular maintenance (sealing, staining) and can be prone to rot and insect damage.

3. Composite Wood Decking

Pros: Low maintenance, resistant to rot and insects, and comes in various colors, styles, and stains.

Cons: Initial cost may be higher, can get hot in direct sunlight, and may scratch easily.

4. Brick Pavers

Pros: Durable, classic appearance, and can be arranged in various patterns.

Cons: May shift over time, can be difficult to repair, and may require periodic resealing.

5. Natural Stone

Pros: Elegant and timeless, durable, and available in various types (flagstone, slate, etc.).

Cons: Expensive, heavy - can be challenging to install, and may require professional maintenance.

6. Porcelain Tiles

Pros: Resistant to stains and scratches, available in various styles and colors, and easy to clean.

Cons: Can be slippery when wet and may chip or crack under heavy impact.

7. Gravel

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install, and provides good drainage.

Cons: Not suitable for all climates, may shift over time, and can be difficult to walk on and use with outdoor seating.

8. Ceramic Tiles

Pros: Available in various styles, durable, and easy to clean.

Cons: May crack under heavy impact, grout lines can stain, and requires a solid and level base.

9. Stained or Stamped Concrete

Pros: Customizable appearance, durable, and low maintenance.

Cons: Initial cost may be higher, may require resealing, can crack over time.

10. Interlocking Patio Pavers from Aspire

Aspire Pavers are an upgraded and updated version of interlocking pavers that offer durability and long-lasting aesthetics that can be arranged in a variety of color patterns. The pavers are scratch resistant and will not crack. Lightweight and easy to carry, the pavers are 1/3 the weight of traditional pavers, making them one of the best patio flooring options to consider.

Although installation may be the biggest hesitation to the idea of creating or updating a patio, when you consider using a patio paver, the installation process is much easier. By using a patented paver grid system, Aspire Pavers can be installed in less than 40% of the time of traditional pavers and can be done using household tools.

Not to mention, the patented grid systems make creating patterns and designs easier than ever. You can choose from 13 colors and 4 paver sizes, which gives you significant aesthetic control compared to other patio flooring options.

Choose Modern Materials for Your Modern Patio

There are many flooring options available for patios, but balancing aesthetics, durability, price point, and longevity is the most important thing to do. Selecting Aspire Pavers is the ideal formulation of these characteristics. Plus, by choosing a product from Aspire Pavers, you’re choosing an act of sustainability: the pavers are manufactured from 95% recycled material including recycled scrap tire rubber and plastics.

Reach out to our team today to find out more about Aspire pavers and how to update your patio with one of the best patio flooring options on the market.