About Paver Patios
At one time, a patio was simply a slab of poured concrete. Today's homeowners are trending toward more stylish outdoor spaces and the paver patio has become a popular choice for outdoor flooring. Many are opting for pavers which are not only stylish, but low maintenance. The cost however, can be significantly higher than poured concrete.
While paver patios can provide an inviting look for your outdoor gathering space, there is certainly a budget factor to consider. A poured concrete patio can often be installed for an average of five dollars per square meter (one meter equals 10.7 square feet). A concrete paver patio could run as much as $6 to $10 a square foot and brick pavers could run as high as $20 a square foot, including installation.
Whether to install a paver patio or stick with poured concrete is really a matter of personal choice. For those looking for a more impressive outdoor space, paver patios can meet the demand. If money is a definite factor, you might consider laying your own concrete pavers, which can often be found for as little as two dollars a square foot.