external paving renovation with stone

The outdoor floors unite the natural space with the masonry building creating the perfect harmony between the house and the garden. There are many different materials to renovate the outdoor flooring, but stone is always the best choice.

In its raw state, stone is the natural floor of the Earth. Worked, on the other hand, it gives outdoor floors an antique touch, simple and refined at the same time. It is also an incredibly functional choice thanks to the properties of the material, perfect for architectural elements to be walked on such as outdoor flooring.

Still not sure which coating to use to renovate the floor in the courtyard? Here you have 5 valid reasons to fall in love with stone. Before starting an external renovation also read which works can be carried out without any authorization.

Table of contents

  • 1. The resistance
  • 2. The elegance of stone for outdoor flooring
  • 3. Many stone materials available
  • 4. Versatility and various combinations
  • 5. Rosettes and inlays for a unique design

1. The resistance

An outdoor floor in natural stone must first of all ensure excellent resistance and the hardness of the stones has been a certainty since the formation of the world. Paths, paths and courtyards withstand various mechanical stresses (trampling, wheels, animals), even several times a day. In addition, the flooring remains exposed to the sun, rain, snow, infiltrations, dirt, frost and humidity.

By laying the stone you can count on a durable and solid coating, capable of responding by nature to mechanical stimuli and external agents in every season. The external stone floors last for centuries, laid by the ancient Romans and come down to us. The streets and historic centers are made of stone materials, such as porphyry, sampietrini or basalt.

2. The elegance of stone for outdoor flooring

Outdoor stone floors must also and above all be aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the courtyard cladding should not damage the layout of your garden, but rather integrate and enhance the entire space. Applied outdoors, the stone returns to its natural place, embellishing floors, flower beds, paths, outdoor living areas and swimming pools.

In addition, each has its own finish (raw, flamed, bush-hammered, brushed) and its unique chromatic shades. These two aspects make the external stone floor always unique and refined.

3. Many stone materials available

Not all stones are the same. There is an incredible assortment of building materials to make an outdoor flooring:

  • stoneware;
  • porphyry;
  • Luserna stone;
  • marble;
  • basalt;
  • quartzites;
  • and others.

Every project you have in mind, new or refurbished, always has the right stone cladding to integrate perfectly with the architectural context.

4. Versatility and various combinations

Stone materials are also characterized by great versatility. They are applied where you want and how you want, always creating a perfect combination between garden and home environment. Outdoor flooring stones are available in various combinations (slabs, cubes, cobblestones). Choose the cut that best suits the courtyard or play with combinations of colors and shapes.

5. Rosettes and inlays for a unique design

The stone materials that can be used, the formats available and the installation schemes are truly innumerable. For this reason, on outdoor stone floors you can also create shapes and designs to give a further touch of elegance and personality to the garden. Some examples are: rosettes, inlays, mosaics and patterns of any color and size.