What are the different types of resin patio?

Resin patios are a relatively new addition to the home and garden improvement scene but have helped a huge number of homeowners and visitor attractions to transform their outdoor spaces.

A patio is often the key part of any garden, providing a space to relax, soak up the sun and spend time with your nearest and dearest.

However, different types of patios come with specific challenges, such as maintenance, flooding and safety issues.

Resin-bound patios solve a lot of these problems when compared to other types of surfacing. They are quick and easy to install, are hard-wearing, durable and weatherproof, help prevent flooding and slipping, and are maintenance-free.

They also come in a wide range of colours and finishes to help you create the patio of your dreams. In fact, with a few creative resin patio design ideas, you can create an outdoor space that makes a memorable impression.

So, if you are looking for some garden inspiration, here are a few resin patio design ideas to get you started.


What is a resin patio?

Resin-bound patios offer a stylish alternative to other types of surfacing, such as block paving, decking or gravel.

For a start, they come in a wide range of colours and textures so you can get creative with your design skills to create a space that matches your personality.

They are fully permeable, allowing rain or surface water to drain through, to eliminate any flooding or standing water issues.

And unlike other surfaces, resin-bound patios do not sink, scuff, swell or crack, so are highly effective at preventing weeds, moss and algae from taking hold.

They are also UV resistant, which means the sun won’t cause them to fade or discolour.

Best of all, they require only minimal maintenance.

A regular sweep down or a couple of power washes a year will keep them looking as good as new for many years to come.


Benefits of a resin patio

Resin-bound patios win hands down on many counts when compared with other types of surfacing.

They are easier to install than decking or paving and can usually be used within 24 hours.

They can be overlayed on existing surfacing, provided it solid and flat, for quick and easy installation.

If the sub-base is properly prepared, resin-bound patios won’t sink, swell or crack, meaning that once they have set, they will remain stable and sound for many years.

They also have anti-slip properties, making them safer to walk on in wet or icy weather.


Resin patio design ideas

The smooth, durable, porous surface that resin-bound patios create have made them a popular choice for homeowners looking to bring their gardens and outdoor spaces to life.

If you’re looking for some inspiration about what you can do with a resin-bound patio, and the designs you can create to transform your outdoor space, here are some tips and ideas…

Highlight your garden features

Resin-bound patios are extremely versatile and easy to install. They can be laid to fit around existing features such as raised beds, ponds or garden steps to show off what you have in the best light.

Fits any space

A resin-bound patio can be easily laid in any awkward sizes or shapes, so is a great way of filling an usual space. They can be fitted around corners, curves, angles or lines in a way that other forms of surfacing, such as traditional or block paving, can’t.


Resin-bound patios are virtually maintenance-free, meaning you can create an outdoor space that looks great but will take minimal effort to care for. They will make caring for wild, unruly lawns and gardens a thing of the past.  

Create your own style

Resin-bound patios come in a wide range of colours and textures, meaning you can create the ideal patio to suit your style.

You might want brash and bold, to bring out your personality, or something a little more understated to let your garden do the talking. Whatever your style, if you can imagine it, we can create it

Find out more about our resin-bound patios today

At Buffalo Driveways, we are passionate about helping homeowners to improve their homes and gardens long-lasting and affordable solutions.

Whether you’re looking for a patio area to transform your outdoor space, an anti-slip pathway or a driveway that solves drainage or flooding issues, we can help.

From design and planning to supply and installation by expert craftsmen, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

All our resin-bound patios are backed by a full technical survey and either a 10-year guarantee on driveways with sub-base completed by us or a five-year warranty on overlay projects.

Investing in a resin-bound patio from Buffalo Driveways will help give you the garden you’ve dreamed of and can enjoy for years to come.

To find out more and book a free consultation and quote, give us a call on 08000 319050 or email sales@buffalodriveways.co.uk.