If you are building a new patio, you have many options to choose from. One option you should choose is using patio pavers. Below is information about different types of patio pavers available and tips on using them.
Types of Patio Pavers
Patio pavers are made of a variety of materials, such as concrete, brick, natural stone, and more. No matter which material you choose, you will have options to pick from a variety of designs and colors.
Concrete patio pavers are made of concrete that is mixed with an aggregate. These pavers are available in many different colors. These should be sealed, however, so the color does not fade. Concrete pavers are very durable and strong.
Brick patio pavers are actually made of concrete or clay that is dyed so that they look exactly like brick. You have a wide variety of colors to choose from and these pavers are very strong and resistant to stains.
Natural stone pavers are generally made of fieldstone or flagstone. This is the most expensive type that you can choose. These pavers are very durable and also are absorbent. This means these pavers do well for not only patios but also for around pools.
No matter what type you choose, these pavers can also be used in other ways. For example, use pavers for a walkway to your garden or a path that leads to your front door.
Tips on Using Patio Pavers
Using color for your patio pavers can make your patio look unique and beautiful. Consider the landscape around the patio when choosing colors or the color of your home. You can also choose a pattern that repeats. This will give the patio a nice flow. If you do not like this, choose a pattern that you design. Start out by designing this on paper before you start.
Use more than one type of paver for your patio, such as concrete and brick. This will give you even more choices of patterns and designs. You can take it one step further and custom design the patio using artwork that you create. You can use pictures that you already have to put on the pavers. You could ask each of your family members to make their concrete paver to put in the design to make it extra special.
Talk with a paver patio contractor and they can give you many more tips to help you make the right choice.