5 Types of Natural Pavers to Consider for Your Next Outdoor Project

The material you use to form your path or patio is one of the most important decisions you will make about this particular project. The paving you choose forms the foundation of your backyard oasis. There are numerous types of natural materials you can utilize to build the perfect stone path or patio, each with their own set of advantages. Here are just a few options to help you decide what natural material is right for you and your landscape. 

Color 

Consider the color pallet.  Will it be light, dark or have variations?  What about application?  How will your space be used? Light colors are cool on your bare feet especially, on a pool deck.  Darker tones are cooler and variations can help enhance. 

Texture 

Natural stone pavers can come in variations of surface textures such as natural cleft and tumbled.  This gives a rustic and earthy feel.  For a contemporary look and feel consider thermal, sandblasted or honed. 

Style

There are many types and styles of stone to choose from. From full dimensional pavers with tight joints to nominal sizing that gives you the mortar gap. It’s all about creating the look that you desire.  Irregularly-shaped flagstone is also an option.

Gravel

Gravel is probably the most inexpensive option and the easiest to install. It offers an attractive and interesting texture that will add character to any garden path or area. Gravel is a good option for those who want a quick and cost-effective addition to their outdoor living space or add an element of informality especially, around a fire pit.  There are many types of decorative gravel as well as those with binders.

Granite Cobbles

Granite cobbles are an extremely durable, high quality stone that provides a more rustic or casual look than other types of stone. They are great for edging, pathways, and more.  It is one of the paving options, but what it lacks in cost-efficiency, it makes up for in longevity and style. 

Choosing which stone to pave your patio or garden path is a crucial decision to this type of project. Visit our product displays where you can find these materials and more at Lurvey.

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