6 LITTLE KNOWN USES FOR PAVERS
Elegant and versatile, stone pavers have been used since the earliest civilisations as a building material. Today, pavers are also commonly used as a highly durable construction material. Popular paver types such as sandstone or bluestone pavers are used around the home in many different ways. We look at six novel ways to use pavers in your home.
1. Paving Pathways
If you’re re-laying your own driveway or garden path, then there’s no better alternative than stone pavers. This low maintenance material can withstand high impact and the toughest weather conditions. Best of all, it’s extremely easy to install.
Stone pavers can be stacked or installed without any binding or adhesive materials such as cement. They can be held in place with paver sand and by ensuring that the pavers are laid on a solid foundation.
The wide range of colours and textures in pavers lend themselves well to different geometric designs. Experiment with your pavers to transform your driveways or pathways into unique visual features.
2. Creating Water Features
Water features are exciting elements to introduce to any garden. They can bring sound, a sense of harmony, and visual appeal to the outdoor space.
For those looking to create unique water features in their garden, stone paving is a wonderful option for water walls, creating a raised pool, or a stone fountain. The natural stone enhances any outdoor space and blends in with all garden types.
3. Wall Cladding
Stone cladding pavers for walls can be used for a makeover or for lifting the appearance of tired-looking walls. Stone wall cladding is durable and aesthetically pleasing, bringing a natural and classic look that wears well over time. Best of all, by using the same stone cladding materials, your outdoor wall cladding can be matched with your driveway, pathways, and other outdoor surfaces.
4. Swimming Pool Areas
Non-slip stone pavers are a safe and very appealing material for pool areas that bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space. Pool areas can be resurfaced or built with stone pavers to fit in with the other elements of your property, including the design of your house and garden.
5. Building Patios and Other Outdoor Spaces
Whether it’s a deck or a garden patio, stone pavers can bring an amazing aesthetic touch to your outdoor space. The wide range of colours and textures available in stone pavers allow the creation of extra interest and vibrancy to any outdoor space.
- Patios and decking. As they’re very durable and weatherproof, pavers can be used regardless of whether or not there is cover in your patio and deck areas.
- Outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens are growing more popular than ever, and a wonderful way to enjoy outdoor spaces while preparing a shared meal. Stone pavers made of natural materials are an elegant option for paving your outdoor kitchen.
6. Building Raised Garden Beds
Pavers can be used to build attractive raised garden beds for flower gardens or fruit and vegetable gardens. The stone material allows your raised garden beds to trap in more heat while providing for excellent drainage. Raised garden beds built with pavers are ultra durable and have the added advantage of being easier to weed.