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Emerging backyard flooring trends for 2021

Published by Publié par Daphne Dubois on le Sep 6, 2020 10:08:00 AM

Bringing the indoors out is a trend that has been growing in popularity for some time now. Homeowners are realizing that they can extend the pleasures of the indoors to the backyard and maximize their time spent outside. Not only are homeowners trying to recreate the comfort of the indoors in their outdoor spaces, but they’re trying to recreate the warmth and overall aesthetic of it as well, with the use of patio stones

With that being said, we’ve noticed current outdoor flooring trends are reflecting that desire to extend indoor living in a functional way. Homeowners are recreating the look of their interior and choosing materials that can withstand outdoor elements. Discover these 5 backyard flooring trends that we predict will sweep the industry in 2021.

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles have been gracing floors for centuries. They have been providing an elegant and timeless look to homes all over the world for years, which is why it is no surprise that homeowners, in an effort to bring the indoors out, are trying to recreate this aesthetic in their backyards. What many homeowners don’t realize, is that porcelain pavers can be used as for outdoor flooring too! In fact, they are durable, slip-resistant, weather-resistant and are easy to maintain. With many different porcelain paver styles available on the market, we’re sure you’ll find one that matches your vision.

The cons to porcelain tiles are that they are sold at high costs and are difficult to cut. That is where we come in. Techo-Bloc offers a large selection of concrete pavers and slabs that mimic the aesthetic of porcelain tiles at lower costs, and that are easy to cut, offering you complete creativity in design.



Featured product: Everest patio slab 

Wood lookalike pavers

In the spirit of extending the interior of the house to the backyard, it comes as no surprise that wood lookalike pavers have become an emerging trend. Wood planks add warmth to a space which is what most homeowners strive for when designing for outdoor living. However, this natural material does not hold up long term in the outdoors, once it is exposed to weather and other outdoor elements. Because of that, we recommend you opt for a wood lookalike concrete stone that will allow you to achieve the rustic charm of a wood floor, without all the maintenance.

Might we introduce you to our Borealis patio slab? Almost indistinguishable from real wood, this patio slab will dress up any space and requires absolutely no maintenance. That means no deck staining, wood-treating or wood-rotting, ever!



Featured product: Borealis patio slab 

Large-scale pavers

Large-scale pavers are taking center stage in landscape design, mostly with contemporary design lovers.

Large format tile stones offer a clean, elegantly classic and timeless look to your outdoor living space, without overwhelming it. Most homeowners who select a large-scale tile stone also select a monochromatic color. This pair-up allows your backyard to speak for itself without coming off as busy. Large-scale tile stones complement your backyard beauty and allow your surrounding landscape and outdoor features to draw the eye. At Techo-Bloc, we offer a wide selection of large concrete stones that will complement any modern landscape. From our Blu Grande Smooth, to our Industria 900x900. There is no shortage of options.



Featured product: Industria Smooth paver 900x900

Unique patterns

It was once believed that one couldn’t get creative with outdoor design. How many homes have you been to where there was a unique outdoor flooring pattern? I’m guessing not many. Well, all that is going to change in 2021. Homeowners are daring to create unique and sometimes random patterns in their outdoor spaces. Herringbone, for example, is a classic pattern seen mostly in interior design. Many designers and homeowners are recreating this aesthetic in the outdoors by paving the ground with chic and timeless herringbone patterns.

The great thing about this pattern is that it offers much versatility. You can lay wide pavers and slabs in this pattern, or very thin ones. It always guarantees a standout result. Our Westmount paver is a very popular choice among homeowners and designers looking to create a herringbone pattern for their outdoor flooring. Its lean and linear shape makes it a versatile option in landscape design, as well as a great pair for herringbone patterns and other, more random patterns.



Featured products: Ocean Grande patio slab and Squadra paver


Brick has always been a favorite in landscape design. Its classic, traditional and timeless aesthetic explains why it has been used everywhere from outdoor flooring, to masonry, to outdoor features, and more. Popular among traditional design lovers, this trend has shown no sign of slowing down over the years. Offered in many different colors and allowing you to install it in many different patterns, it’s no secret that this natural material creates a unique look that sets you apart from the rest.

With that in mind, we at Techo-Bloc have designed a brick lookalike paver that offers you the same warmth and traditional look of a classic brick, but with more durability and resistance. In fact, our Mika paver is more resistant to pedestrian and vehicular wear and is de-icing salt resistant. Get style, durability and quality, all in one product with our Mika paver!



Featured product: Mika paver 


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