Best types of paving for patios

Patios are a much-loved part of most UK gardens, creating the perfect spot for enjoying the outdoors, hosting BBQs and sitting in the sun. If you want to resurface your patio, there are lots of different options when choosing the right paving for your project.

Here are our top tips for selecting the best types of paving for patios.

Block paving

Block paving is a versatile choice for resurfacing patios. Made from concrete or clay, the blocks can be laid in detailed patterns and designs, creating beautiful looks that can be tailored to your individual tastes.

One of the benefits of block paving is that it comes in a vast range of shapes and colours, so you can customise the look of your new patio to your needs. This type of paving is also suitable for driveway resurfacing projects, adding kerb appeal to your property by transforming the appearance of tired and dull house fronts.

Indian sandstone paving

Indian sandstone is one of the most popular garden paving solutions, selected for its natural stone appearance rather than something that looks manufactured. Ideal for patios and any connecting walkways, using the same stone product across your garden creates a smooth flow as you move from one area to the next. It’s also an incredibly resilient surface choice, thanks to the cement material used that has a strong consistency.

This type of paving comes in many different colours, textures and finishes, so you can still create the look you desire for your garden. However, if you want good-quality Indian sandstone slabs for your patio, it’s wise to go through a professional resurfacing company with access to the best materials.

Patio paving alternatives

As well as paving slabs, you could consider other options for your patio surface. This includes the use of gravel. Gravel patios come with lots of benefits, having a natural beauty that complements the style of many gardens more than paving does. It’s still available in multiple colours and sizes, so you can create the ultimate look for your garden spaces.

Grave surfacing projects are often easier, thanks to the size of the material used. The surface will also be incredibly porous, so this is perfect for gardens where patio drainage issues have been an issue. Rest assured, you can still add all the features you want, including firepits, tables and seating areas.

Patio resurfacing experts

Are you considering resurfacing your patio? Speak to the team at UK Surfacings. We want to help you create the perfect space for relaxing and entertaining in your garden, offering a range of patio services. This includes raised patios with borders, block paving projects and more.

Our specialist surfacing contractors operate across London, Reigate and surrounding locations, including Kent, Kingswood and Leatherhead. To make an enquiry or request a free quote, call now on 0800 859 5354.