There are many types of pavements present in the market to choose from, so it is hard to decide which one is better for you. Material is the first important part of a paver, so it is important to choose which type of material you want. Here we will discuss natural stone pavers, concrete pavers, clay brick pavers, rubber pavers and grass pavers. For these are the most commonly used materials for both residential and commercial paver projects.
The other things on which you will have to make a decision when selecting a paver is the color, the shape of the paver, and the patterns in which you want the pavers installed. It is important to choose all those things that can compatible with other things present around your house. Matching and complimenting the existing materials is a good place to start, or you can always get the advice of your contractor or hire a landscape designer. When you are choosing a paver keep in mind for the place you are choosing, whether it’s to walk on the grass or to drive. Always keep in mind that driveway pavers need to be stronger than grass pavers. There are two types of pavers which are being used. One is for commercial paving and the other is for residential paving. Commercial paving for driveways need to be very strong because they need to bear a lot of heavy traffic, but the residential paving can be a little weaker. Here are some kinds of pavers with descriptions so that you would know exactly what are you looking for.
Natural Stone Pavers
Natural stone pavers are the best and most durable of them all, and because of this reason they are being made with natural stone, just as the name suggest. These pavers can bear any number of heavy load and tolerate the harshest of climates. Stone quarries extract the stone from the earth and then they are cut into the shape of pavers for ease of installation. There are many types of stones to use for these pavers such as limestone, bluestone, granite, travertine and more. These pavers are best for garden steps, pathways, patios, driveways, pool surrounds, and garden borders.
These pavers are being made with the combination of cement and aggregate, but there is nothing natural about these pavers as they are completely manufactured. The durability of these pavers depends on the material being used in the manufacturing of these pavers. The stronger the material will be the determining factor for how long these pavers will last. These pavers are very common, making it hard to differentiate whether the paver is made of stone or concrete. Another advantage of concrete pavers is that they can be found in almost any color that you could imagine.
Clay Brick Pavers
These pavers are created with bricks made from natural clay processed at high temperatures. The firing of the clay ensures the strong bonding of the ingredients. Brick pavers have proven to be one of the most durable types of paver material, which is why they have been used for thousands of years.