Installing pavers is a great way to elevate the aesthetics of your outdoor spaces. There are plenty of patio paver options on the market. Therefore, deciding which best suits your home's architectural design can be stressful.
Generally, there are two types of pavers; composite (for example, concrete) and natural stones (for example, clay and brick).
Here are some considerations to help you choose pavers that best suit your outdoor living space.
You can choose materials like natural stone, concrete, or limestone. This choice is subject to your budget, ease of installation, versatility, aesthetics, and level of maintenance.
Ultimately, your choice will boil down to appearance and budget.
If you are considering a budget, you will have to determine if you are DIYing or hiring a professional patio paving company. A reputable company may save you a few coins as they are more experienced and will handle the job to perfection reducing the need for frequent repairs.
Another consideration is how the pavers will hold up in your environment. Does your area often experience rainfall? How much is the sun exposure to your patio? These aspects will inform your choice of paver material.
Pavers are available in different shapes, surface textures, sizes, and styles. It can be overwhelming to choose without narrowing them down depending on your landscape's design. Each of the paver designs will create different patio looks.
Consider whether the patio paver design will mesh seamlessly into your home's interior spaces and complement the exteriors. You could also select pavers that will make your patio a stand-alone statement.
Remember to choose pavers that will not limit your landscape design options. To achieve this, go with pavers that already complement your home's design.
You want to install pavers with a timeless appearance as they never go out of style. To achieve a timeless look, have as few embellishments as possible.
Use concrete pavers if you want efficient accents, borders, and inlays.
Consider the durability of the pavers if you enjoy spending time outdoors on your patio. To ensure durability, go for pavers with an easy-to-clean surface. They should also be stain-resistant from beverage and food spills, de-icers, or household cleaning chemicals.
If you are paving a driveway that will have to bear the weight of cars, choose paving materials that can carry the weight. Similarly, select an anti-fade surface if your area constantly gets sunlight.
If you fancy almost no outdoor space maintenance, consider not sealing your pavers.