One of the best ways to make your outdoor space functional and comfortable is to build a patio in your backyard. Not only will you have a place for the entire family to relax, but it will improve the overall aesthetic of your property.
Nevertheless, the last thing you want is to break your bank account, especially if you’re on a tight budget. But you also don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your landscape stones. On top of that, you want something beautiful & durable, that can withstand the test of time.
Fortunately, there are plenty of available patio materials on the market today that will fit your budget. With that in mind, here are the cheapest patio stones to consider for your next project:
STONEarch natural stone is one of the most beautiful yet toughest patio stones today. Aside from that, it’s also scratch-resistant with natural weathering that makes it surface non-slip. Hence, it’s a safe option for your patio.
With all of these fantastic features, you may be thinking that for sure it comes with a high price tag. Technically, the upfront cost of natural stones is a bit more than plain concrete slabs. Also, there are factors that will impact its price. These include the type of stone, the thickness, and the finish on the surface of the stone.
However, with proper upkeep, your natural stone will serve you for many years. Its lifespan can outlast all the other alternative patio options out there. Plus, it’s easier to maintain in comparison to other stone materials as well. What’s more, it will age gracefully no matter the weather it’s exposed to all year round, including heavy snow and strong winds.
Furthermore, they shift with the ground. Therefore, natural stones are not likely to crack and disintegrate over time. If one of your natural stones does break, it is usually as a result of an improper base and the problem can be easily remedied by replacing the broken piece or pieces.
Your initial investment may be a little higher, but stone will pay for it over time since you’ll save on maintenance and replacement. So when shopping for the cheapest patio stones, don’t just look at the price tag. Make sure to also consider the stone’s maintenance and quality. You may be saving a few dollars now, but face costly repairs in the future.
The cheapest and most popular patio we have right now is Black limestone. If you’re having a hard time deciding which stone to use, you can contact our team to help you out. They’ll be able to answer any of your questions so that you can make an informed decision.
Pebbles are easy to install and another cheap patio stone material. These stones can provide your outdoor space with a charming, lovely appearance. The low-cost landscape material option does not require setting or hardening. Therefore, you can create any shape of patio you want with ease. Even if you’re a newbie to hardscaping, you’ll find it relatively simple to install. And with the right care, your pebble patio will last a lifetime.
Our polished pebbles come in 1-ton bags or individual 25kg bags, so make sure to check them out if you want to get more value for your money.
Armour stone is another cheap option for your patio. This naturally quarried stone is very tough and can resist erosion as well as everyday wear. It is available in various shapes and sizes. Therefore, you can stack it to create an impressive entrance to your patio, distinct retaining walls, rock gardens that look natural, and striking water features. Armour rock is primarily used in more rustic applications due to its irregular shapes, sizes, and colours. It is an excellent complement to natural stones such as STONEarch Slate Gray and STONEarch Dove.
A slab of plain poured concrete may seem boring but you have a stamped pattern option. For a more natural look, you can dye it using a colouring agent. This material is very popular and one of the cheapest patio stones you can get your hands on if you want a clean, consistent (repetitive) look to your patio.
However, one of its biggest drawbacks is issues with its maintenance. This means that you need to reapply the coating of your concrete patio at least every couple of years to maintain its colour. Furthermore, its colour tends to fade over time, particularly in areas receiving heavy foot traffic. On top of that, it is prone to showing surface cracks. Thereby, it is a better paving option in frost-free regions not subject to temperatures below zero degrees celsius.
If you want a classic look, brick is a patio stone to consider. Also, you can find salvaged bricks that are cheaper than regular ones and are more eco-friendly. Sometimes however, older-style salvaged are actually a premium in the market due to their rustic appearance and history. This type of patio stone is porous, which means water can flow through it easily.
Brick patios will not erode as easily. Nonetheless, the hardscape material will likely crack or break from freezing temperatures or stress. Also, you don’t have a lot of choice in terms of colour and you can’t dye it as well. Still, you’ll be able to achieve a unique look by arranging the bricks in various patterns and the classic cobblestone-look is a nice option if your project is for a traditional, rustic home.