Between two top choices for paver, stone and concrete, we lay down the basic pros and cons so that you as a homeowner will know which paver variant fits your preference and budget.
Nothing achieves a more classic and timeless look as the stone paver. Pavers from natural stones holds itself very well against the ravages of time, be it foot or vehicular traffic. You can have it in any size, cut or finish suited to your outdoor space. If you want a uniform, even surface, natural stone paver is the way to go.
Due to its natural origins, a natural stone paver will definitely cost a lot more than your regular concrete paver. Then, there’s also the cost of manual labor that comes with the skilled installation to ensure you get the look you want for your yard.
Perfect for a modern and contemporary outdoor theme, concrete pavers are favored by minimalist home owners. These poured in pavers achieve elegance with simplicity. It is also recommended if you want to break the monotony of a wide-open space. Concrete pavers are also a way to introduce patterns and introduce greenery but keep it at a low maintenance level. That is, if you will opt to grow some greenery groundcover in between the pavers. Else, you can opt for a no-maintenance gravel in between to give contrast and texture to your space.
While concrete pavers last a lifetime, it’s the installation that makes so formidable. Laying the groundwork can take longer than other paver types but once laid down, it’ll take decades before it needs some refurbishing. The pattern itself with spaces in between can also be a deterrent especially for those who are keen to have a fully-functional outdoor room. Moving patio furniture may prove to be tricky what with the lack of a smooth, even surface. Concrete pavers also tend to absorb heat and create a warmer atmosphere so one should take note of ways to properly cool a concrete paver patio instead of simply relying on the occasional breeze.