If your patio is looking old or worn out with cracked pavers or sunken areas, it may be time to think about tackling a patio resurfacing project.
Patio resurfacing includes a number of tasks — measuring the patio, removing old patio material, preparing the space, and installing new material. It can be an overwhelming process, but with the right prep and materials, you can create a new patio that will provide a beautiful outdoor space for years to come. You may not even have to remove the old patio flooring before installing the new pavers.
Let’s take a closer look at common materials used to resurface a patio.
Common Materials Used to Resurface Patios
Concrete has long been used for resurfacing patios because of its affordability and durability. Today’s concrete options can be stamped to include a unique pattern or colored to fit the patio’s design aesthetic.
Concrete has some downsides, including the tendency to crack over time, especially when exposed to repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Concrete pavers can also become discolored or stained over time, which can lead to an unsightly space. They are also heavy and can be difficult to install.
Porcelain patio pavers are a beautiful option with a high price tag. They are very durable and can even be made to mimic the look of natural stone or wood. Because they are lighter than concrete, they can be easier to work with, but they are still a heavy material. Porcelain is, however, stain resistant which makes it a good choice for patios where people will be eating.
Plastic resin patio pavers are a simple and durable option for patio areas, but they can be limited in color and style options. They do resist cracking or breaking, but may not be the most durable option.
Interlocking Wood Tiles
Interlocking wood tiles can add a beautiful natural look to a patio. They lock together and they can be installed quickly, but they typically aren’t a permanent solution. This means they can be repositioned or moved if necessary, but they also aren’t the most durable option for high use patios that will be used for years.
Wood can be used to create a patio space, and this timeless material will look beautiful if maintained properly. Wood patios should be sanded, stained, and sealed every two to three years. Even with the best maintenance plan, boards can warp, split, or crack, making periodic repairs necessary as well.
Synthetic turf isn't typically used for the entire patio, but it can be strategically placed to create areas for games or activities. Small areas of synthetic turf are the perfect places to play yard games like cornhole or croquet.
For a durable patio area that will stand the test of time, composite pavers are the best option. They are made with recycled material and are incredibly durable, requiring little maintenance besides periodic cleaning. They are also stain and scratch resistant which makes them perfect for a high traffic area. They can be more expensive than other materials, but they don’t cost much to maintain or repair.
Aspire Interlocking Pavers Are a Great Choice for Patio Resurfacing
If you already have a patio, but it’s seen better days, resurfacing the patio can be a great choice to give it new life. Aspire’s interlocking pavers provide many benefits that make it superior to other resurfacing options.
Easy Installation Over Existing Patio
Aspire pavers can be installed over the existing patio surface using the patented installation grid system. The easy installation system means that the pavers can be installed by homeowners or professionals. To install, prepare the surface by cleaning the existing pavers and leveling any uneven areas. Then, simply lay the installation grids on the patio and then place the pavers in the desired pattern.
Endless Color and Pattern Combinations
Aspire Pavers come in a range of color options that allow you to create a truly customized design. Colors range from Deep Sea, a deep dark blue, to Monstera, a vibrant green, to Redwood, which mimics the look of true brick. Aspire pavers also come in multiple sizes, so the color and pattern combinations are nearly endless, and allow you to create Basketweave, Herringbone, Soldiered, and more. We also offer Bullnose Border Pavers and Transition Border Pavers, so you can complete your patio resurfacing project with ease.
With highly durable Aspire pavers, you can spend more time enjoying your resurfaced patio and less time worrying about repairs and maintenance. Aspire pavers are stain, scratch, and crack resistant, and even come with a lifetime no scratch guarantee in residential applications.
Aspire Pavers are made with up to 95% post-consumer recycled materials, to help divert waste from landfills and to create something beautiful. The pavers themselves are recyclable, which keeps even more waste out of the landfills, including scraps from construction.
Contact the experts at Aspire today to see how Aspire interlocking composite pavers can give your old patio a new life!