An Overview on Stone Pavers

Close-up view of Stone Path with grass growing through

We can all agree that natural stones are some of the most beautiful landscaping and flooring materials for outdoor spaces. The natural beauty and attractiveness of stones have made them a popular building material among landscape designers, architects, and home contractors. The design possibilities using natural stones are endless. This can also be said when one plans to use stone pavers for outdoor flooring applications.

Stone pavers come in different materials including limestone, bluestone, porphyry, granite, marble, and slate to name a few. One of their greatest qualities is that stone pavers are resilient in nature and can stand the test of times. They can withstand weather changes and extreme temperature changes as well. With its strong and durable nature, homeowners need not worry about constant replacement for many years to come.

Stone pavers can be used in a wide variety of applications. Since they require minimal upkeep, they are great investments. Although stone pavers are more expensive than concrete pavers or brick pavers, the minimal maintenance associated with them makes them a worthwhile purchase.

Stone pavers come in different shapes and sizes. While some are sourced from quarries and are used as is, there are also natural stones that need to undergo various processed to make them flat and suitable for paving applications.

As stone pavers come in a variety of colors, finishes, textures, and designs, they are best for homeowners who require high level of personalization. Stone pavers finishes are as follows:

  • polished
  • thermal
  • honed
  • flamed

Stone paver shapes:

  • circle
  • square
  • marquise
  • hexagonal
  • diamond

There are also stone pavers that feature different patterns including cobble-lock, running bone, parquet and basket weave.

With all the features and benefits that stone pavers have, there is no denying that they are worth considering for any type of outdoor paving application.