Your patio has the potential to become a little rest and relaxation haven for you if you landscape and accessorize the space well. Besides the patio furniture and decorative ornaments, the patio floor plays a big role.
Many people use pavers to landscape their patio floors since they come with many benefits. They are affordable, easy to install, clean, and maintain, are comfortable, stylish and long lasting. Here are examples of pavers that can last for a very long time.
i. Stone pavers
Stone is one of the most popular long lasting construction
materials. The good thing about stone is that you can get a large variety of types, shapes, textures, and colors to choose from. Once you install stone pavers, they can last a lifetime without suffering any major damage. If you find that the cost of natural stone is too high, you can still use reclaimed stone and it will serve you as well.
ii. Concrete pavers
Concrete pavers are the most common option for gardens, driveways, and walkways. However, people have discovered their benefits and they are becoming popular with patio paving too. They are easy to install, maintain, and clean. Their rich color is artificial and it is likely to fade over time. However, they are still strong and versatile so apart from the color, they can remain intact for many years.
iii. Clay pavers
You may be tempted to think that clay is delicate and doesn’t last long. On the contrary, clay pavers can stay for a very long time if installed properly. Their thickness and strength are enough to withstand the pressure and reduce cracking.
Clay pavers come in many colors, textures, and designs. They are good for patio floors as well as gardens and driveways due to their superior drainage capacity.
You can install pavers of different shapes, patterns, and textures. Make sure that you follow the right protocol during installation to eliminate any weak points. It is important to opt for a flawless design to ensure that they last long.
Here are paver designs that have passed the test of time.
• Standard pavers
The easiest and cheapest design is laying down pavers in a standard way. They follow a rectangular pattern and they have slightly rounded edges to protect them from cracking. Standard paving is popular with high-pressure pavers such as driveways, pool decks, and walkways. However, you can still make them interesting by playing around with patterns and use them for your patio floor.
• Traditional paving
If you want to have a seasoned traditional look, you can go with tumbled blocks paving. You put paving blocks in a large mixer and tumble them together. It gives you a weathered look that is great for rustic property finishes.
• Decorative paving
If you like something outside the box, you can use your pavers to create unusual patterns. Get fancy paving shapes such as hexagonal ones, curved ones, and abstract ones. You can also play around with different colors and textures to create a work of art. • Industrial paving
These particularly hard pavers are used on busy pavements. They are heavy-duty slabs that are specially sealed for use on industrial driveways since they receive a lot of pressure from heavy vehicles. They can also withstand high chemical areas without wearing off.