The garden in front of your house adds up to the beauty of your home and this should be maintained with utmost care. Not only flowering plants and shrubs, you can also magnify its beauty with installing patio pavers. The choice of paving material also determines how your garden look would. Like flowers and plants, various types of paver add colour, texture and pattern to your garden.
Plants are seasonal and only bloom in their peak seasons, but to maintain the beauty of your garden throughout the year, you have to choose the right patio paver material.
Paving materials can be broadly divided into 2 categories:
- Quarried Stone like granite, slate â€“ these are dug and given shape either by cutting, slitting or crushing.
- Composite materials like brick, concrete pavers â€“ these are moulded when soft and then put in fire and allowed to dry.
Each of these paving materials has their own advantages and disadvantages, so you have to choose wisely depending upon the location. By exploring the materials, you will be able to make the right choice.
- Stone Patio Pavers: The most elegant and luxurious choice among paving materials. It is very durable and long-lasting and also offers variety of shapes, colour and textures. You can find a stone to match every garden, be it a country styled garden or a formal patio. Stone pavers can be expensive and the installation also demands quite some money. There are a few things that you need to consider when purchasing stone patio pavers,
- The thickness should be minimum 2 inches to support frequent foot traffic and stand against settling and weather issues.
- Rounded cobblestones and flagstones with a polished finish should be avoided. Choose stones that are flat and offer some grip.
- Check the colour of the stone when wet, the colour change dramatically when they come in contact to moisture or water.Types of Stone Paver:
- Composite Patio Pavers: Compared to quarried stone, composite patio pavers offer a wider range of flexibility and price ranges. These are also easier to install compared to stone pavers. Poured concrete can be used to create forms that are impossible using stones or other composite materials. Composite paving materials also offer a wide range of colours, textures and patterns.
While choosing your paving material, consider the type of plants in your garden, the lighting proportions, walls and the exterior of your home. It should be in harmony with all the other factors, to increase the beauty
3. Â Types of composite patio pavers:
- Concrete pavers
- Poured concrete
Good news is, you can make this even more exciting by mixing various types of patio pavers to give a unique look to your garden. Multi-level patios can have different coloured stone and concrete so that visitors are able to make out the different levels.The pathways in the garden can have the edges made of a different material so that your guests are aware of the elevation changes. So you see you have experiment a lot with patio pavers.