You can spruce up a concrete patio and give it a customized look with a cobblestone overlay. This is a good option for your home if you have cracked concrete and stains from years of use and abuse.

Outdoor Patio Set on Cobblestone Paver Brick

It doesn’t take that long to overlay cobblestone on a concrete patio. All you need are the materials, instructions and the time. This is a weekend project you can do by yourself depending on your skills. Get a friend to help and you’re in even better shape.

You will need some cobble paver stones, paver base, polymeric sand, mortar a rake and push broom. Measure your space to determine how much material you need.

Apply a thin layer of paver base over the concrete. There should be an 8-inch border remaining for the mortar and stone edge.

Starting in one corner place the first patio stone down on the paver base. Position the stones in a way in which the sides don’t match up. This will give the patio a cobbled and more authentic look. Cover the entire you’d like to finish with the cobblestone pavers.

Cover the edge of your cobblestone brick patio with a layer of mortar. Use a trowel to apply the mortar. Place the cobblestone pavers on the mortar. This will lock the stones in place.

Now you’re ready for the final step. Use a push broom to apply polymeric sand in the edges of the cobblestone. Mist the patio with water to settle the sand.

For additional touches for your cobblestone brick patio, use a raised border to create planter boxes  within your patio redesign. This will contain the mulch and give you a place to feature plantsРpotted or plantedРas well as landscaping lighting.

Decorate your updates space with a stylish outdoor patio set. One option is the Outdoor Patio Home Villa 4-pc. Conversation Set pictured above. To purchase  click the link or the image.