For the patio, there are a few ideas being considered for the patio. As mentioned the cement slabs are chipped especially at the corners. We could patch them or replace them. Replacing could cost $10,000 or more. Even worse, as the patio sits on the membrane over the garage, the membrane may need to be replaced in 10 years. Not the time to invest in expensive patio restoration and rehabilitation.
Instead what is being considered are tiles to place over top the cement slabs.
Here’s a photo of the current state of the patio to be made over and decorated. Pretty much a blank canvas and we look forward to turning it into an outdoor oasis.
Looking into a few tile styles and models, a few seem to be either made of rubber such as recycled tires or composites such as wood / plastic. Here’s what we each looks like, so far from what we’ve seen, for outdoor flooring ideas:
We haven’t decided yet on the type of patio tiles we want to use to decorate our patio, but we’re eager to make it into a little corner of paradise.
Which ones get the votes for most appealing? Which one is more durable? Which ones should we choose?
We’ll be looking more closely at the durability, drainage, and safety, as well as judging what will provide an aesthetic look. For the vulcanized recycled tires which make up the outdoor rubber flooring models, they would likely be more slip-resistant. Yet with the thinner profile, there may be limited drainage on the underside of the tile. Water will more likely pool and need access to a drain which is what makes sense. That said, the plastic wood composites sit higher and provide better drainage, but there is a concern about a potentially slippery surface. These are 2 of the major considerations to consider the types of patio tiles to choose. We’re thinking about it. Let us know what you say about it.