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Backyard Flooring Trends for 2021 – Yes, It’s a Thing
You may not have heard of the term backyard flooring. Simply put, backyard flooring is comprised of flooring materials suitable for use outside. You may use outdoor flooring as a transition area from indoors to outdoors, or throughout your outdoor living space. Some of the backyard flooring trends for 2021 include:
Outdoor Porcelain Tile
Outdoor porcelain tile is made to withstand the elements and can add an elegant and beautiful look to your outdoor oasis. Porcelain pavers for the outdoors are thicker than your indoor tile. In addition to being beautiful, they are highly durable and resistant. They are slip-resistant and chemical resistant, meaning you can use porcelain tile right up to your inground pool edge. They are also frost resistant and fade resistant.
If real porcelain tile is not in your budget but you like the look, some backyard flooring manufacturers including Techo-Bloc have pavers and slabs that look just like porcelain tile.
Pavers that Look Like Wood
Do you love the look of wood floors inside your home? Then, you may enjoy the look outdoors as well. But since wood can rot and splinter, the better solution is to use pavers that look like wood. From planks to squares and basketweave patterns, your options are endless.
Available in pavers and patio slabs, you get the look of wood without the maintenance – no sanding, no staining, ever.
Large pavers, sometimes known as patio slabs, are great for a contemporary design. If you want a modern flair, going with large patio pavers can help you achieve the look. You can also use large stone pavers. Whether you go with natural stone or manufactured pavers depends on the availability of the large scale stone pavers you want and your budget.
Patterns in Backyard Flooring
Create a mood with patterned backyard flooring. You can create a herringbone, basketweave, checkerboard pattern, and much more. Mix and match colors to let your creativity flow. From Old World to the Mediterranean to modern and contemporary, you can use your backyard flooring to tie a look together.
Brick flooring never goes out of style. You can choose to use actual brick, or brick pavers to create any pattern you wish. We love using bricks to create a classic herringbone pattern but can create custom designs for you. Extend the use of brick into your walkways and patio areas as well.
Rubber Playground Flooring
And don’t forget the kids! A growing trend for the playground area that decreases mowing and other upkeep is rubber playground flooring. Go for the rubber flooring tiles rather than the mulch for an easy, safe solution.
It comes in many different colors, so you can coordinate with the playset, trampoline, or colors from the rest of your outdoor living space.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
Use these colder winter months to dream up your perfect outdoor living space. Chances are, you might want to follow these backyard flooring trends. Woodfield Outdoors has the expertise to design and install backyard flooring as part of your overall outdoor living project. We can help you choose the best materials to fit your space and aesthetic.
Depending on how our Maryland weather goes, we may be able to start outdoor living projects as early as March. Schedule a consultation now, so you can take full advantage of your outdoor living space with the first hints of warmer weather.
We work with discerning homeowners throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County in Maryland.