Pavers are a great way to make your outdoor living space unique to you! There are many different features that pavers can create in your front or backyards, such as walkways, patios, pool decks, and driveways. With so many different styles of pavers, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide which paver is the perfect fit for your outdoor living space. Understanding the features that each individual type of paver provides will help you make a decision that you are satisfied with for years to come!
Manufactured pavers were the first type of pavers offered to homeowners. Traditional concrete pavers and Artistic pavers are the two types of manufactured pavers. Traditional concrete pavers are a paver that is most commonly used to create a walkway, patio, or driveway. Traditional concrete pavers are designed to be extremely durable, giving you the piece of mind that your walkway, patio, or driveway will stand the test of time. These pavers come in multiple styles, shapes, patterns, and tones in order to guarantee that each homeowner will be able to compliment their unique outdoor living space. The two most popular styles for traditional concrete pavers are tumbled and non-tumbled in either a two or three-piece blend. The tumbled styled pavers will give your outdoor space a more antique look. These pavers will appear time worn and distressed, similar to a cobblestone or a Tuscan design to give your outdoor living space a more rustic feel. Non-tumbled styled pavers are a more clean and new look. They look more manufactured and give off a more modern feel to your outdoor living space. The most popular pattern for a two piece blend is called the “I” pattern. The three-piece random is the most popular blend for a three piece, where three different sizes of pavers are randomly laid throughout your desired patio. While traditional concrete pavers traditionally were manufactured at a standard thickness, there is also a thinner option for traditional concrete pavers in order to have a thin overlay when extending a patio or remodeling a pool deck.
If you are considering extending your current patio in order to create a larger outdoor living space, then thin overlay pavers are the way to go. Thin overlay landscape pavers can be laid directly over already existing concrete patio, so you don’t need to worry about the cost and hassle involved in removing all current concrete. These overlay pavers are also extremely popular for those wanting to remodel cracking and peeling pool decks. Using these thin overlay pavers for patios and pool decks is a great way to upgrade your current outdoor living space. It will also make your overall space appear larger since it’s all one type of material throughout the entire patio or pool deck.
Artistic pavers have become an option for Arizona homeowners within the last five years, when they began to manufacture them here is Casa Grande. Artistic pavers are a more upgraded option for an outdoor living space. The dimensions of the artistic pavers can be used for thin overlay in order to remodel your pool deck or extend your patio. Artistic pavers are a cooler type of paver, which makes them great for remodeling pool decks. The materials in these pavers allow them to remain cool on the surface even in extremely hot climates, which is why many Arizona homeowners during our long, hot summers desire Artistic pavers! Artistic pavers look a bit more elegant and classy and have a variety of colors and textures that will enhance your entire outdoor living space. While still giving off a very natural look, artistic pavers will have a smooth surface that are not rough on your bare feet and are slip resistant for safety purposes. These pavers are also extremely dense, which means the product fights against staining and helps to prevent algae and mildew in your outdoor living space. These pavers require very little maintenance once installed and can also be used for architectural purposes, such as creating outdoor steps, fountains, or raised walls on pools.
Currently one of our most popular options for Arizona homeowners are our natural stone pavers. Travertine and Marbella pavers are both made from natural stone rather than manufactured concrete. Both pavers are cut from pure, natural stone and come in a handful of sizes and shapes to ensure a beautiful and original look in your outdoor living space. Travertine pavers are our most popular paver choice for Arizona homeowners. Travertine is a beautiful stone that comes in a variety of color variations and is extremely versatile. A benefit when selecting this stone are all of the different color choices, ranging all the way from white to a very dark grey. Currently the most popular color variation for our travertine pavers is called noche sand, which is a variety of grays and browns that match universally with many outdoor living spaces.
Marbella pavers are the way to go if you want to add a textured look to your outdoor living space. Marbella pavers are a white and beige color paver and are made up of fossilized seashells. The fossilized seashells give off a textured look, while also keeping the integrity of the natural, custom stone. While these pavers can be used for a patio or walkway, they are specifically used in Arizona for remodeling pool decks because they are the coolest pavers offered. This is a huge benefit during our extremely hot summers. While Marbella pavers are our most expensive kind of pavers, you truly get what you pay for with the uniqueness and the overall quality of this natural stone. Both the travertine and Marbella paver’s dimensions are compatible if considering the thin overlay for your patio or pool deck.
When remodeling a pool deck you will also want to consider Bullnose Coping. Bullnose coping is the perfect finishing touch for your pool deck. While it is not a must-do step when remodeling your pool deck, it’s unwise not to have it. It wraps around the perimeter of your pool, giving the perimeter edge of your pool a nice, smooth surface. Without bullnose coping, your pool deck will lack an aesthetic element that makes the design of the pool deck much more defined and obvious. The same kind of pavers chosen for the pool deck will match the bullnose coping, allowing everything to match smoothly in your outdoor living space. The smooth edge that bullnose coping offers to homeowners also promises extra pool safety for everyone since bumping into the coping will cause no harm. Without bullnose coping, the sharp edges around your pool deck will become a safety hazard and extra stress on you when children and other company come over to enjoy your pool. The round, soft finishing that bullnose coping provides is definitely something to strongly considering during the remodeling of your pool deck.
With a variety of options for laying pavers in your outdoor living space, it is important to understand which each paver provides and for you as a homeowner to have a clear vision of the look and features that you want in your pavers. Pavers are such a beautiful way to add a unique touch to an outdoor living space and give your front or backyard an updated feel!