Should You Use Concrete or Natural Stone For Your Patio?

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Homeowners looking to add a patio to their Middle Tennessee backyard have a variety of options to choose from. The two most common patio options, however, are concrete and natural stone. 

But, did you know that concrete can easily mimic natural stone? It’s true. With concrete you can have that gorgeous natural stone look complete with simple maintenance and a cost-effective, quick installation process. 

Simple Installation

In order to create a natural stone patio, you will have to hire a company that specializes in the intricate laying of stone, which can take hours upon hours, sometimes even days. Each piece of natural stone must be placed individually into their specific position in order to achieve the desired patio look. With concrete, it takes one step to pour the concrete and then it is stamped or scored with your chosen stone-like pattern. This simple, cost-effective process can provide your Murfreesboro, TN home with the natural stone appearance you’ve been longing for.

Easy Maintenance

One of the main problems with natural stone is the need for constant maintenance. Due to the space in between each stone, weeds can easily grow in between, stones can become loose and cracked, and your patio can easily become disheveled. Because of the seamless nature of concrete, you won’t have to worry about weeds or cracks in between stones.

Variety of Options

One of the many benefits of concrete is the ability to use a wide variety of colors, stamps, patterns and styles to recreate the natural stone appearance. In addition, you can customize your concrete patio appearance to be exactly what you have been looking for. For instance, slate and flagstone are popular concrete patio choices. However, you can have looks ranging from cobblestone to your own unique style! The possibilities are endless with concrete. Natural stone has one appearance and one appearance only, resulting in limited options for Middle Tennessee homeowners.

Install your concrete patio today with help from the professional team at Creative Concrete Solutions. Give us a call today at 615-289-8823.