Concrete pavers are a fantastic alternative to a poured concrete patio or a wood deck. They are durable, easy to maintain, and come in variety of looks ranging from modern to rustic. Choosing to go with pavers is a pretty easy choice when you look at all the benefits they offer. What’s not always easy, however, is actually choosing the right paver for you. Here are some things to consider:
- You have to determine what purpose the pavers will serve. Certain pavers are better for driveways vs indoor patio spaces because they are thicker and can withstand more weight. Other pavers are better suited for extreme weather conditions because they are less porous. Pavers for pool decks shouldn’t be too dark in color as people will be walking upon them without shoes and direct sunlight can make them unbearably hot to the touch. Pool pavers should also not be too smooth, as they can become slippery when wet. These are the types of things to consider when deciding on the right paver for your next project.
- Pay close attention to your budget! This goes without saying but elaborate paver designs with a variety of different shapes and colors cost more than simple designs. All paver projects have the potential for real beauty, but you’ve got to figure out what you can actually achieve with the budget you have available to you. Textures play a role in the price of pavers too! For example, a tumbled paver with worn edges can give your project a more rustic, old world feel… but at a steeper price. Finding the most beautiful combination of texture, color, and design within your budget is key!
- Choose pavers that mesh well with the color and style of your home. Its important to keep your home in mind when looking at potential pavers for an outdoor project. You want to keep the aesthetic of your home cohesive. If your home is decorated with red brick colored stones, maybe you want to keep in that same color scheme. If your front steps are already adorned with grey paver stones, then you want the walkway connecting them to match. Its important to have your space in mind when choosing from the large variety of pavers available so that you can unsure a perfectly balanced space.
- Choose pavers that match the width of your work space. The width of your area will help determine what pavers go best in your yard. A narrow outdoor space will not do well with wide pavers, as it will cause the area to appear even smaller. Small pavers in an expansive yard may not be the best choice if you are concerned about staying within your budget. Also, intricate patterns in a large space could prove to be more labor intensive and time consuming.
Choosing the right paver can take some time, but it doesn’t have to be hard! We at Paver Solutions are here to guide you every step of the way.