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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Patio

Are you looking to install a patio in your backyard and are uncertain about the material for the flooring? Choosing the ideal flooring for your patio is an important decision that affects both the look and functionality of your outdoor space. There are several factors to consider, including climate, durability, maintenance, and budget.

Let the patio professionals at Poynter Landscape help. Call our talented team of patio builders as soon as possible at 636-256-2600 or contact us online to get started on your list of material possibilities, as well as the pros and cons of each. Here’s a breakdown of our popular patio flooring materials to help you decide which is best for your outdoor area.

Get Help from the Poynter Landscape Pros in Choosing the Ideal Patio Flooring

No matter if you are looking for a serene space for relaxation or a lively outdoor area for entertaining, the choice in material for your patio flooring is key. Our skilled and knowledgeable patio builders can help you select the best option for you and your plan between the following options:

Good Hard or Go Inside: Concrete

Concrete is basically the default flooring for patios, and for good reason – it’s relatively easy to plan and install, is adaptable to a variety of sizes and styles, and is cost-effective.


  • Durability: Concrete is highly durable and can withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions.
  • Low Maintenance: This material requires minimal upkeep, making it a practical choice for busy homeowners and large families.
  • Versatility: Concrete can be stamped, stained, or textured to mimic the look of stone, brick, or even tile.


  • Hard Surface: Concrete is hard underfoot, which can make for a less comfortable scenario for long-term standing.
  • Cracking: Over time, concrete may develop cracks, especially in regions with freezing and thawing cycles.

Concrete is best for homeowners looking for a versatile and cost-effective flooring material that can be customized to fit various styles and sizes.

Luxurious & Long-Lasting: Natural Stone

Whether you are looking for slate, granite, limestone, flagstone, or other stones, these materials provide excellent surface finishes, prolonged lifespan, and overall aesthetics. Natural stone also provides an exceptional ROI.


  • Cool Surface: Natural stone stays cool underfoot, making it particularly comfortable in hot climates.
  • Durability: These materials, no matter the type, are highly durable and can last for decades with proper, albeit minimal care.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Natural stone offers timeless beauty and unique patterns. Our patio builders are well-steeped in projects involving natural stone patios.


  • Maintenance: Natural stone normally requires sealing to prevent staining and may need periodic cleaning.
  • Cost: These materials are generally more expensive than other patio flooring options.

Natural stone is best for homeowners seeking a luxurious, high-end appearance and willing to invest in a long-lasting solution. Have questions about which material to choose for your patio? Give the Poynter Landscape patio builders a call today at 636-256-2600 or reach out to us online.

Stylish & Functional: Porcelain Tiles

If you’re looking for a stylish, low-maintenance option with a wide range of design possibilities, porcelain just might be your best bet. The Poynter Landscape patio pros have designed and created numerous outdoor spaces using porcelain.


  • Low Maintenance: Porcelain is simple to clean and maintain.
  • Variety: This material is readily available in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures, allowing for personalized designs based on your needs.
  • Durability: Porcelain is resistant to scratches, stains, and fading, making it ideal for outdoor spaces for households with children and/or pets.


  • Slip Risk: Porcelain can be slippery when wet. You may want to choose textured tiles for better traction.
  • Installation: We make every effort to cut costs by passing along our savings to you, but porcelain tiles require proper alignment and adhesion which both take time.

Not Just for Your Home’s Interior: Wood

Whether it’s hardwood – such as teak or ipe – or softwood – like pine or cedar – wood flooring for your patio provides a natural, rustic look and is an affordable option, however it may require more maintenance.


  • Comfort: Wood patio flooring offers a more comfortable surface compared to harder materials like concrete or natural stone.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Wood provides a warm, inviting, natural look that blends well with outdoor settings.
  • Eco-Friendly: Wood patio flooring is sustainable and biodegradable.


  • Maintenance: Wood for your patio requires routine sealing and staining to prevent rot and weather damage.
  • Durability: Much like inside your home, wood patio flooring is susceptible to moisture. It is also ill-equipped for insects and UV damage if not properly maintained – stained and sealed.

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Patio | Patios & Terraces | Poynter Landscape

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Patio | Poynter Landscape

Whether you prefer the versatile and customizable nature of concrete, the timeless beauty of natural stone, the stylish and low-maintenance appeal of porcelain tiles, or the natural, rustic warmth of wood, the right choice of material will transform your patio into a functional and exquisite extension of your home. With the help of our team, you can make an informed decision that best suits your needs and enhances your outdoor living area.

Call Poynter Landscape as soon as possible at 636-256-2600 or contact us online to get started on your patio project.