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Stone Tile Patios

Category: landscape design | Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:26 pm

Patios, outdoor livingrooms, outdoor kitchens -- you love to spend your time outdoors. "Up North", we crave the outdoors. Our growing season, alas, is short, so when it's warm you'll find us enjoying every minute of it.

Patios are a great way to start an outdoor living space. Some material choices have been around for ages:

*crushed granite
*brick pavers
*concrete (stamped, too!)
*cut stone

Some of my favorite patio designs have been with pavers. There are great colors and shapes -- tumbled bricks that look like aged cobblestone. Now, however, there's a new kid on the block. Stone tile.

Cut stone has been around. Locally, we have a lovely cut limestone -- but to get enough to install a good size patio could get pretty hard on the budget.

The newest concrete pavers in our area are made to look like stone tile. Slate, limestone, or travertine, I've seen them up close and love the texture.

They're still an investment... coming in well above your entry-level paver patio. Has anyone tried these? What are your thoughts on the look?

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