While everyone has been stuck at home this summer, most people are interested in spending more time outside to enjoy the sunshine, whether on the patio, beside the pool or in the front yard. A paved patio usually works for small or large backyards, and it will provide a great surface for outdoor dining, lounging, and enjoying the warm evenings. Choosing the right paver stone is a crucial step in having a nice patio for aesthetics and durability and longevity. Different types of paving stones can withstand certain conditions, others are easier to care for and a few will be more suitable to your type of living. In this article, we’ll take a look at the selection of pavers available to help you better understand which one will suit you best.
If you want a traditional look, brick gives you a timeless look in any home. Brick pavers are available in an assortment of finishes using classic patterns like stacked, herringbone, circular, or basket weave. Although the colour and size of each brick paver will be limited, this gives it a classic look for any patio. They are durable and stand up to the elements well.
When you think of concrete, you might think about boring, dull slabs but this isn’t the case with concrete pavers. Concrete pavers are usually used with designs that can be engraved, stamped or finished to give it a custom look. You can get them in many different colours, textures and shapes, and finishes with easy installation. They are durable, require little maintenance, and are able to withstand inclement weather conditions.
Porcelain pavers are a newer addition to the paving stone family, but they have become more popular over the years because they are weather-resistant, non-porous, and very durable. Porcelain pavers are eco-friendly, easy to install, have easy maintenance and are aesthetically pleasing. Porcelain typically comes in light colours like beige, tan or white, and is UV-resistant to fading.
Stone pavers have a wide variety to choose from that includes natural stone, travertine, flagstone or limestone. Natural stone pavers are the most heavy duty paver material out there. It is no wonder it is such a popular material, not to mention being a seamless addition to any outdoor area. They are natural, they blend in quite effortlessly and add elegance, style and charm to the curb appeal of any home. They are durable and offer endless beauty, but they will come at a price. Stone pavers need professional installation and consistent maintenance to keep them looking good throughout the years.
If you are looking to pave your driveway or parking lot before the winter hits, we still have available time slots at West York Paving! Visit our website today to browse our previous jobs, then give us a call to schedule an appointment.