Pavers have the unique ability to add value and beauty to your home. However, if you are in the market for pavers, you have to make your choice carefully if you don’t wish to deal with unnecessary paver restoration. In this post, we will be looking at some of the best paver materials available in the market and the things you should do before making a choice.
Do you want to add curb appeal to your patios, walkways, pathways and driveways? If yes, natural stone pavers will be a great choice. You will, however, need a bigger budget because natural stone is a bit expensive to buy and install. All the same, the material is very long-lasting. You can expect fewer inconveniences that come with paver restoration.
The most common choices in natural stone are fieldstone, flagstone, limestone and bluestone. You will mostly get earthy colors since natural stone is not manufactured. The colors range from deep greys and browns to rich tans and vibrant gold. You also get innumerable textures. On average, it will cost between $3,900 and $15,000 to cover a 300 square foot patio using natural stone.
These pavers are available in myriad colors, textures and sizes. They are manufactured so you can order them in any design and size that you want. These are some of the least expensive pavers you can buy and install. The average cost for covering a driveway with concrete pavers is between $4 to $15 per square foot. These pavers can be precast to look like stone tiles or traditional brick.
While they are cheap, concrete pavers do fade and crack faster than natural stone. They are also more expensive to install than poured concrete. The main best thing is unlike poured concrete, when repairs are needed, you can replace the damaged pavers instead of removing an entire section.
The third option is the brick pavers. These are mostly chosen to complement the overall landscape design. They are available in clay or textured. They also come in many colors and sizes. If you used natural stone to build an outdoor space, brick pavers will complete the look without the high cost of natural stone. For a unique finish, consider incorporating different types and colors of brick pavers.
Choosing the right paver materials is never an easy task. It is good to liaise with your contractor to find the material that will work best for your target area. Don’t buy a paver based on its low price alone. Choose it for its aesthetics and functionality.