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Choosing the Right Design for Your Interlock Patio

Do you need interlocking pavers for your upcoming interlocking backyard patio project? Don’t know what design to go with? We get it, there are many different colours, textures, and sizes to choose from. Lucky for you, you’re in the right place because we’re about to help you pick the proper interlock pavers!

If you want to install or update your patio, these steps will help you understand your options when it comes time to plan. Let’s start off by explaining what you need to know and consider before selecting the best interlock paver design for your patio.

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What to Know Before Searching for Interlocking Patio Ideas

The distinction between concrete interlock pavers and slabs is frequently misunderstood. We’re about to clear everything up! The majority of interlock pavers are quite thick. As a result of its thickness, large items like vehicles may drive and park directly on them. Concrete slabs, on the other hand, are often relatively thin. Because these stones are too thin to handle significant weights, they should not be utilized for an interlock paver driveway. As a result, slabs that are 60mm or smaller are ideal for backyards or paths. Since slabs are thinner than pavers, they are less expensive per square foot.

Backyard Patio Design Ideas

Start with the Size and Shape of Your Patio

Examine your backyard and choose a basic patio size depending on how you intend to utilize it and your own preferences. Are you looking to completely cover your backyard or maintain some grass and garden? A basic 12′ by 12′ patio would suffice if all you want is a table and a grill.

The next step is to decide on the shape of your patio. Do you want it to be basic or elaborate? The basic option is to keep everything contemporary with straight lines and 90-degree corners. The more elaborate option is having it in the shape of a circle or kidney, are two popular backyard patio ideas.

Keep in mind that curved patios generally cost more in terms of labor and material waste. This is because everything must be cut manually. You will also notice more flaws when there are curved cuts.

Consider Your Paver Type

When planning out your interlock patio, you must select the paver stone and design. Small and big pavers, one-size designs, or complicated patterns, are all available. Because there are so many designs, it’s important to engage your contractor and work with them to bring your vision to life.

Get Help From The Interlock Experts

While Terrastone Landscaping does not offer custom landscape design, we can help you through the process of choosing the right interlock designs for your unique space. Get in touch with the Terrastone Landscaping team today for a free consultation and a professional hands-off solution to installing your interlocking patio!