The pavers offer your coatings an undeniable aesthetic. But faced with the multitude of choices, difficult to navigate.
The authenticity of natural stones has no equal. Adorning the garden or terrace paths with these pavers offers charm without sacrificing strength and grip. Several types of stones are available: granite is the most classic. It is very solid and is available in a wide range of colors. Sandstone, which is less non-slip, is also very resistant to wear and temperature changes. This stone can sometimes be porous, pay attention to the quality of the product. The basalt pavers, also very solid, are darker in color. The porphyry is extremely resistant and can be available in red or green speckled shades. The blue stone, resistant and non-porous, is water resistant. Other natural stone pavers exist (Burgundy pavers, reconstituted stone, quartzite, etc.), the use of which is more or less suitable for outdoors or indoors.
Concrete pavers: the alternative
Concrete pavers appear to be a more economical and easier to lay solution than natural stones. This type of paver can indeed be cut more easily, which makes it both more stable and avoids the untimely growth of weeds between the tiles. Of variable quality, it is however less resistant to wear and frequent use (passage of vehicles) is not recommended. A very wide range of colors is available, whether for self-locking, molded or classic pavers. Full-body pavers can also be aged and thus offer an appearance very close to stone. However, they undergo discoloration over time. Bi-layer pavers are more resistant to wear since they consist of laying concrete and facing concrete which can benefit from the resistance of natural stones.
Why stick to traditional cobblestones? Glass, wood, light, lawn, resin or terracotta pavers can give your garden a very personal look. More or less resistant and adherent, they adapt to their own uses and are often expensive but high quality solutions. The imitation of pavers, in printed concrete or in stencil concrete, for example keeps an appearance of classic slabs, but it is easier to maintain, allows a large choice of colors and is sufficiently adherent for swimming pool beaches.