Congratulations on deciding to build a new patio! You’re probably curious about the various types of patio materials and which one would be best for yours. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of common patio material along with their advantages. Keep reading to learn more.

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Poured Concrete

This has been the historical choice for patio material due to its versatility and adaptability. It’s easy to maintain and can conform to nearly any surface shape. A concrete patio doesn’t have to look boring, this material can be:

  • Smoothed
  • Stamped
  • Brushed
  • Painted

…and more to create a beautiful floor design.


Brick is another popular choice for patio material. Bricks are sturdy and last a long time due to their lower porosity. Bricks don’t have to be red, and come a variety of other shades as well. The final result of a brick patio, regardless of the color, is a neat and classic look.


Tile can be used to create a beautiful floor design. They’re also durable, easy to maintain, and stable. There are plenty of options for tile, but it’s best to use unglazed ceramic tile for your patio to avoid a slippery environment. There are three kinds of unglazed tiles that you can consider using for your patio and they are porcelain, terracotta, and quarry. Each type of tile has its advantages and disadvantages.


This is a great material if you’re looking for a completely natural-looking patio. It’s become a popular choice for patio material due to its versatility, low-absorption, durability, and aesthetics. Even though it typically costs more than other patio materials, it’s a great choice for homeowners who want their patios to blend in with nature. There are different kinds of flagstone you can choose from, including:

  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Bluestone
  • Quartzite

Ready to Build Your Dream Patio?

If you need help deciding on which material is best for your new patio, North American Deck & Patio will help you decide. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners designed and built beautifully crafted patios, and that’s why we’re one of the best Howard County patio companies out there. With summer quickly approaching, don’t wait to start building your patio. Call or contact us now to make sure that you can enjoy your new patio by the first signs of summer in Maryland.

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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