When it comes to residential paving, you have a seemingly endless choice of options. These might include:
- Stone pavers
- Concrete pavers
- Concrete slab
- Mosaic tiles
- Crushed granite
There’s a huge variety of options to choose from, and each has its own advantages, benefits and drawbacks. But when it comes to paving a residential area, there’s one choice that stands out for the huge range of advantages it provides – concrete pavers.
So why are concrete pavers the best choice for a residential area? Let’s find out.
They look great
Concrete pavers simply look great, and can transform your residential area from bland to brilliant. You may think that concrete sounds boring – but concrete pavers actually look nothing like concrete. Instead, they are crafted to closely replicate the look and characteristics of natural stone. And they come in a wide variety of colours, textures, patterns and finishes, from a classic aged appearance to contemporary chic, and everything in between. Concrete pavers might display unique varied textures, swirling, dappled patterns, drifting colours, a washed appearance or subtly blended tones. However, what they all have in common is that they look nothing like a flat, grey slab of concrete. Concrete pavers are designed with colour, texture and character, and no two types look the same. They are beautiful, appealing – and far from boring! You’re sure to find a style of concrete paver that will suit any situation.
They’re easy to take care of
Although concrete pavers look nothing like concrete, they pick up on all the easy-care characteristics that make concrete so easy to maintain. When sealed with a high quality, long lasting, penetrating sealer, these high-performance pavers are resistant to stains caused by household spills, leaves and animal friends. In fact, the sun and the rain are enough to keep them clean with good planning and installation. They only need a light clean to restore their good looks – great news in a family situation where spills and accidents can be common. With a little bit of simple and regular maintenance, concrete pavers will stay in good condition for years to come. You can spend your time enjoying your outdoor area, rather than maintaining it!
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They are versatile and offer plenty of choice
Concrete pavers are endlessly versatile, and can be used in a wide variety of situations. And they give you limitless options for a huge range of texture, colour and pattern combinations. As well, you can create a one-of-a-kind look by combining them with other materials, such as timber, plants or block. Concrete pavers come in many different colours, finishes, textures, tones, blends, shapes and sizes – and each will give a completely different feel to your area. Whether you want your residential outdoor area to look modern, traditional, elegant or rustic – the choice is up to you.
They’re easy to install
With the right tools and a little knowledge, concrete paver installation is well within the grasp of the average home handyman.
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They’re durable and last a long time
There’s a reason that concrete is used so widely – it’s tough, durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Concrete pavers can withstand large amounts of traffic and use, harsh weather conditions, continual exposure to direct sunlight and high impacts without a problem. They can withstand use from pets, children and furniture, all without losing their good looks. And they’ll last and last – no matter what your family throws at them.
They’re easy to repair
Plus, you don’t need to worry too much if an accident causes a paver to crack or break. It’s a simple process to swap out a damaged paver:
- Lift the damaged paver
- Add more bedding material
- Re-install a new paver
It really is as quick and simple as that – and far easier than trying to fix a glued-down stone paver or full concrete surface. The fallout from accidents can be quickly minimised with concrete pavers – and it’s wise to order a few extras when first installing your pavers, so you’ll always have some spares up your sleeve.
They won’t cost the earth
Cost can be a big factor when completing any type of home repair or improvement – but it’s hard to beat the cost-effectiveness of concrete pavers. Concrete pavers will cost you significantly less than alternatives such as poured concrete or stone pavers. You get the best of both worlds, with the look of stone at the price of concrete. Plus, concrete pavers are highly cost-effective over the long term and great value for money, when you consider how long they last.
They have great safety qualities
At your home, you need to be concerned about the safety of your children, other family members and pets. However, when safety is concerned, you can relax when you have concrete pavers installed. Concrete pavers are pleasant and easy to use, and their non-slip surface is safe for use by your children or pets or anyone who might use them. They are completely safe for a wide variety of purposes, including pedestrian use, vehicle traffic and around water features and pools. Another benefit is that they stay cooler to the touch in direct sunlight than many other flooring products, such as natural stone.
For all these reasons and so many more, concrete pavers are the ideal choice for your residential area. And when you choose a reputable manufacturer such as Stoneworks Pavers, the quality of the concrete pavers you’ll receive is unmatched. Concrete pavers are crafted to perform – and to maintain strong aesthetic appeal throughout their lifetime.
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