What Type of Pavers are Right for My Landscape Design Project?

Sep 11, 2020

Paving stones are among the most highly-sought materials for a residential remodel or commercial property renovation.

Versatile in color, design, and material, paving stones add a luxurious element to any home or commercial space, while also maintaining durability and sustainability.

What Type of Pavers Are There?

Paving stones are a staple in landscape design and used for many projects, including:

  1. Driveway pavers
  2. Pool deck pavers
  3. Patio pavers
  4. Walkway pavers
  5. …and more!

Additionally, paving stones are available in different materials. Depending on your vision, some options include:

Belgard Pavers:

1. Classic pavers

Great for all types of landscape design surfaces. Available in a variety of colors and perfect for homeowners looking to update their landscaping with a modern design.


2. Dublin Cobble Paver

Embrace elegance with the classic cobblestone aesthetic. Perfect for residential and commercial properties who want to bring this timeless European design to their landscaping.

Dublin Cobble Paver by Belgard

3. Slate Pavers

Slate pavers will add a fresh new look to any driveway, patio, pool deck, or walkway. Available in a variety of colors, these pavers offer a textured finish and contemporary design aesthetic.


4. Holland Stone

If your vision for your remodel is one of tradition, Holland Stone may be the paver for you. Also available in a variety of colors, these pavers work well for all outdoor surfaces and homeowners that want an elegant update to their landscaping but prefer to maintain a traditional aesthetic.

Holland Stone Patio Pavers by Belgard

5. Plank pavers

Great for patios, walkways, and pool decks, the Plank Paver is perfect for homeowners in search of a classic stone aesthetic.


Unilock Pavers:

1. Beacon Hill Flagstone

Flagstone is comfortable to walk on bare feet due to less surface texture, so for homeowners renovating a pool deck to keep the surface comfortable while jumping in and out of your pool, look no further.


2. Bristol Valley

The Bristol Valley is known for its elegance and natural stone aesthetic available in two colors and is a popular option for walkways and patios.


3. Courtstone

If your goal as a homeowner or commercial developer is to invite the old-European or Italian aesthetic into your landscape design, the courtstone is for you.

Polished and luxurious, courtstone is available in a variety of colors and made with Ultima™, providing up to four times the strength of conventional poured concrete. This paving stone is popular for borders and accents applications.


4. Hex Paver

The Hex Paver is contemporary, arranged in a variety of unique ways, and available in four unique colors.

HEX PAVER™ Pool Deck Pavers by UNILOCK

5. Europaver

Europaver offers a smooth surface perfect for driveway and walkway pavers.


What Pavers Should I Use for My Landscape Renovation Project?

Some of the most common types of pavers include brick, concrete, cobblestone, marble, flagstone, rubber, and porcelain, but how do you know which material is right for your project?

Not all pavers are made equal – what works for your backyard patio may not be the right choice for your driveway or walkway.

Your driveway gets more traction than most other parts of your outdoor landscaping. For your driveway, consider this checklist when deciding which pavers you should use:

  1. What paver is best for drainage?
  2. Which paver is the most durable and sustainable?
  3. Which paver requires the least amount of maintenance?
  4. Will the paver increase curb appeal and potentially increase property value?

Each of these questions should be asked by homeowners during the landscape design process. Many homeowners love the aesthetic of cobblestone, and while this may make sense for your walkway or backyard patio may not be a realistic option for your driveway.

Paving stones for your pool deck, walkway, driveway, or patio remodel are a surefire way to update your landscape design and enhance curb-appeal. For homeowners planning to sell, paving stones also increase the value of your home and can even help to reduce your carbon footprint!

To learn more, visit the JM Mento Landscape Design Services page and schedule a free consultation today!

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