Stone patio is a type of patios that are again slowly coming into vogue.
Stone patio, as the name suggests, are made up of stones and naturally occurring minerals. The basic material that is used to make the patio is thus the mineral that is related to stone or other minerals. One must note that other materials, like wood are not used to make the stone patio. Some types of stone patio are made by supplementing the stone with materials, such as bricks, gravel and concrete.
There some genuine advantages of these stone patio which go as follows.
The pure stone patio has become a very expensive luxury, due to the lack of bigger pieces of stone that are also durable. You can find this type of patio in many of the old houses. The basic characteristic of these patios is that, they are made with pieces of stone that have a large size and tend to cover up a greater area.
The biggest advantage of these types of patios is durability. The only reason that these patios are durable is that stone is one such construction material, that it tends to offer a high resistance against weathering. Naturally occurring phenomenon such as extreme sunlight, rain and cold do not tend to deteriorate and erode or corrode the surface of the patio.
One of the biggest advantages of the stone patio is that one does not have to waste a lot of time, energy and resources, to keep it charming and welcoming. Patios that are wooden require a lot of care, such as polishing and cleaning at short intervals. The stone patios, on the other hand, do not require much of an effort and they tend to remain very beautiful looking, to the point of being shiny, even without paint or polish. Due to this, there are fewer chances that one would slip and fall on a wet surface of the stone patio. The stone contributes to the level of friction of the patio and helps us rest our feet easily and safely on a wet surface.
Well the only reason that people prefer the patio made up of stone, is that it has a very charming effect and tends to change the look and feel of the garden and house. If you are planning to have a stone patio in your garden, then it is recommended that you make your own innovations and come up with some great garden patio designs.