The right choice of garden patio slabs can rejuvenate even the more tired-looking garden. By choosing the right garden flagstones you can create a truly outstanding oasis for relaxing, socialising, entertaining or for enjoying quality family time.
The perfect garden pavers don’t just create somewhere for you to soak up the sun. Through creating a patio area with outdoor flagstones, you can add as much as 20% to the value of your home. The right outdoor paving tiles can add the perfect selling point to your home.
Our specialist paving team know all there is to know about garden slabs - we've written a full guide on the different types of paving slabs which you can read. Whatever size your garden is, or however intricate and detailed your designs and plans are – we have the garden paving slabs to suit any requirement. Browse our range of garden patio tiles online to see the multiple material, sizes and colour choices you can choose from to bring your garden to life.
Here at Primethorpe Paving we feel that garden slabs can be both functional, attractive and stylish. You could create a natural stone outside patio from our garden paving stones. Maybe you need a garden pavement to work as a focal feature in your garden. Garden tiles can be used beautifully as the edging for your conservatory too. We have the perfect garden slabs for a stylish garden that suits your taste and personality.
How To Choose The Perfect Garden Slabs For Your Stylish Garden
Choosing the right outdoor slabs for your stylish garden is so important. However, there are lots of different types of garden tile out there to choose from. You need to do your research to choose the perfect garden patio slabs to ensure it looks stylish for years to come.
If you are looking to add some new garden flagstones to your outdoor area to create a stylish look and feel, there are three things you need to consider:
- The purpose of the space.
- Your budget.
- The style of your home.
The Purpose Of Your Patio Area
You can be installing a patio for a number of reason - but installing a patio area that's going to act as a play-area for a young children, should be a lot different than one that is acting as an entertainment space for grown-ups! For example, a play area would focus on being smooth for trip-hazards, easy to keep clean the muck and mess off and without edges and ledges. However, if you are installing a space for entertaining, you're going to want a nice open space and an attractive slab that brings the space to life, and maybe even multiple levels in order to make the space feel even more open. The right choice of slab for each of these purposes is going to be so different.
When you know the purpose of your patio area you can think about colours and styles. It’s important to make sure it is well coordinated with any existing paving or garden designs. It is also a good idea to keep the same colour schemes in your garden too.
Know The Budget For Your Stylish Garden
Often a larger patio area will cost more money. However, different outdoor paving tiles will cost different amounts. This is dependent on the garden paving slab materials you choose. If you have a large patio area or know it will be a high traffic area, we recommend spending slightly more on hard-wearing and durable garden patio tiles, so your outdoor area lasts the test of time. Your outside patio will need to withstand all the elements the British weather brings, so keep this in mind when choosing the perfect garden paving stones for your stylish garden.
Cost-effective products are great, but everyone understands that they will likely lead to more problems down the line that the top of the range options, but if budget is restrictive, then the reality is it's important to get the best quality materials you can for your project.
Ask us about our affordable ranges, as we work to ensure they are still of the high standards we expect. For example, our popular sandstones are available at 18mm as well as 22mm to cut costs where needed. But this is still thick enough, although not perfect. We also have a range of EU regulated porcelain from Spain that does knock some money of the total budget required. Take a look here:
Consider The Style Of Your Home
You need to think about the style of your home when thinking about the perfect garden slabs for your stylish garden. If you have a typical country cottage, then a modern and contemporary outside patio may not suit the style of your home. The same can be said for a red brick home with a sleek slate patio for example. If you have an ultra-modern home, then you want to avoid rustic cobbles that would look perfect with an older or more traditional looking home.
Make sure you think about the style of your home when dreaming up your stylish garden. Take inspiration from around you. Have a nosey look at your neighbour’s gardens and see what you like and could use in your garden. Look at images on Google of homes like yours to see what they have done with their patio areas and stylish gardens.
By spending time on these three points it will help you make the right decision for your outdoor patio. There are so many designs and ideas to choose from when it comes to colours, designs, materials and finishes of garden paving stones.
What Is The Perfect Garden Paving For A Stylish Garden?
If you are looking to create a luxury natural stone patio then check out our range of sandstone garden tiles. The larger the garden patio slab the more stylish and luxurious they will look. Look for garden flagstones that offer non-slip characteristics too. This is especially the case for larger patio areas with high traffic expected.
Porcelain outdoor paving tiles have really grown in popularity over the last few years. The great thing about porcelain as a garden paving slab is that is absorbs very little moisture which results in less cleaning and it’s hard wearing too. Porcelain garden patio tiles can work really well with modern and traditional homes.
Natural slate garden pavers work really well for more sleek and modern looking paved areas. They offer a stunning bold dark grey colour that gives that attention-grabbing feel to your garden. Try matching the slate outdoor flagstones with lighter colour slate chipping if you’re looking to add extra style and contrast.
Where To Find Inspiration For Your Stylish Garden and Garden Slabs
When it comes to laying a patio or paved area in your garden you need to have a goal in mind. This should be your purpose. Think about what the patio will be used for and where it will be placed. This will help you choose the colours and materials of the garden slabs for your stylish garden.
Below we have listed some simple ideas and considerations to help elevate your patio designs so you can be inspired for the perfect garden slabs for your stylish garden.Shapes and Sizes of Your Patio Slabs
When we first think about a garden patio, we envisage square and rectangle garden tiles of the same sizes. However, there are so many different shapes and sizes of outdoor slabs available. If you’re planning a country-style garden, then you may prefer the gentle curves of a rounded garden tile. If you prefer straight lines and edges, why not mix and match large and small garden patio slabs to create something stylish and unique?
Garden paving slabs are available in a wide range of colour, materials, textures and finishes. This gives you so much more opportunity to find the perfect garden patio tiles for your stylish garden. Smooth and glossy porcelain garden slabs can work really well when you are looking to create a sleek and sophisticated look to your stylish garden. Black slate outdoor pavers also work really well for more modern and sleek garden designs.
Natural stone garden paving stones work well when looking to create an outside patio that perfectly complements a period property or a more rustic looking garden. The riven finish to a natural sandstone garden pavement offers a softer edge which creates a really nice comfortable and cosy outdoor patio space.
Take your time to check out the different materials, textures and finishes so you can find the perfect garden pavers for your stylish garden.
Classic Cobbles, Gravel, Pebbles and Small Stones
Classic cobbles work so well for a traditional style garden or a country-style garden. However, dependent on the garden tiles you use, you can match or contrast the classic cobbles to add that next level of style to a more modern and contemporary garden. Classic cobbles look beautiful around colourful planting that surrounds your garden pavement too.
Gravel, pebbles and small stones add texture and colour to paving designs in an elegant and naturally beautiful way. They can be used as a border around your outdoor slab paved area. Alternatively, they can be laid between deliberately left gaps between garden tiles to soften the edges or make a bold statement, dependent on the colour or contrast you opt for.
Outside Patio Edging
Think about what the edge of your outside patio will look like and what feel this will create. If you have perfectly polished garden patio slabs a straight finish into the garden can be incredibly striking and elegant.
However, to create a more rustic feel, why not use edging to compliment the natural stone garden flagstones used in your patio? Matching the earthy tones and shades of the garden pavers is a great way of adding texture to a space. This patio idea can work really well for country-garden style planting where there are adjoining borders.
Add A Water Feature Focal Point
A paved area is often the ideal space to add a focal point water feature. This enables you to sit back and relax in your stylish garden, listening to the calming sounds of moving water. There are lots of different style of water features to match different garden styles and tastes.
If you are opting for a more modern water feature, then make sure your outdoor flagstones meet this style too. Meanwhile, more traditional water features will look great with a more traditional sandstone outdoor paving tile surround. It’s all about matching the style or contrasting the style to make the water feature pop.
Overview of The Perfect Garden Slabs For A Stylish Garden
When you are looking to create your stylish garden take into account the style of your home, your own tastes and how the outside patio will be used. This will give you a good start to choosing the perfect garden patio slabs. Take your time to look for inspiration online to see what garden paving slabs similar homeowners have used in their gardens. Have a look at our range of garden paving stones online to see the colours, materials and styles out there.
If you need any help choosing the perfect garden slabs for your stylish garden, give our garden paving specialists a call. We will be happy to help you create a perfectly stylish paved garden area for your home.