Building a patio in central Florida comes with several choices, such as deciding to screen it in, how large to make it, if you should add a fire pit, or what materials to construct the patio with.

At Three Seasons, we have found that there are three most popular choices for stone patios in Palmetto, Bradenton, Parrish, and nearby cities in Florida. Learn more about these stones and decide which type might be the ideal one for your residential or commercial property.


1. Sandstone is beautiful and lasts for decades.

Sandstone texture on a patio in Palmetto, FL.

Sandstone is a type of flagstone, or natural stone, that we often use to build patios. If you have a pool area, then it is a great choice because the stone is very porous and can absorb a lot of water. This means there is less risk of slipping around the pool.

The stone also lasts for a lifetime with the proper cleaning and sealing practices in place. Sandstone comes in warm, earth tone colors such as beige, cream, orange, and light brown. This stone will be a bit costly, as it will be about $34-$43 per square foot for the materials cost. Since it does last for many years, though, it is a sound investment for any shape or size patio.


2. Slate pavers are slip-resistant and beautiful.

Custom slate paver patio and stairs near Parrish, FL.

If budget is of a concern, then keep in mind that slate pavers will cost around $18-$30 per square foot just for the material alone--however, the cost is worth it. The stone itself is naturally slip-resistant, which makes it a safe choice for a patio surrounding a pool or just because we have so much rainy weather in our area. Slate also comes in a wide variety of colors such as:

  • Grey
  • Light Purple
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red

Slate offers a sleek look and feel for any patio area and is well-suited for both traditional and modern-style homes.


3. Travertine pavers are an economical choice and resemble marble.

Travertine pavers for patios in Bradenton, FL.

A great advantage to using travertine is that it will stay cool to the touch, which is important especially during those hot and humid Florida summers. Travertine pavers are a more economical choice, as they will run about $4-$6 per square foot for the cost of the material.

Travertine also resembles the look of marble, giving these pavers an elegant feel without the high price tag of actual marble. The stone is quite durable and will keep its color for decades even in direct sunlight. It also absorbs water well.


Still can't decide on what type of stone to use? Contact us.

If you still can't decide or are uncertain about what type of stone to use for your new patio, our patio contractors can help. We design and install custom patios and outdoor spaces across Florida areas such as Palmetto, Parrish, Bradenton, and more. See for yourself why the pros at Three Seasons earn the respect and trust of property owners in the area. Contact us today at (941) 748-4613 for an estimate on your new custom stone patio!