The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Materials to Use For Your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Patio Project

There are 3 main types of materials to use when building the patio of your dreams.  Below are the pros and cons of using brick, natural stone, or concrete for your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky patio project. 

brick patioBrick Patios

Brick patios are very traditional and will never go out of style.

  • Unique Design – Are a hundreds of way to lay out your brick patio.
  • Goes with Everything – Brick will work with all types of outdoor furniture and accessories.
  • Low Maintenance –  Brinks are durable and it’s easy to replace a couple that get loose or broken.
  • Rough Surface – Brinks can have rough surfaces and may not be the first choice for those without shoes on.
  • Uneven Surface – Bricks can be a bit uneven so if you are worried about any tripping, bricks may not be your choice of material to use

stone patioNatural Stone Patios

Unique and distinct types of stones can be used including flagstone, slate, limestone, bluestone, and more.

  • Unique Design – Are a hundreds of way to lay out your brick patio. Natural stone is the most distinct of all types of patio materials.
  • Durability – The most strone of patio materials and one of the easiest to clean.
  • Smooth Surface –  A soft, clean surface that most people will love. Smooth surfaces can be slippery with rain.
  • Expensive – Stone is expensive since it’s both mined and cut.

concrete patioConcrete Patios

Most patios are made using concrete.

  • Relatively Inexpensive – Concrete is the least expensive of patio materials
  • Unique Design Potential – Simple or decorated. Colored or natural. The sky’s the limit!
  • Easy Repairs – Many easy ways to repair concrete
  • Could be Boring – If you go without a unique design, texture, or color, a concrete patio can become very dull looking.

You can attempt to build your patio yourself…


Call the pros at Outer Image Outdoor Services to help you. They’ve built large and small patios all over the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area using many different materials. Leave it to the Pros at Outer Image Outdoor Services!

Contact us (859-689-0076) for a free consultation!