how to choose pavers

How to choose the right pavers for your project

Do you need new pavers for your new project?

We are here to give you an outline on how to choose the right pavers for your project.

Do you need pavers for your new project? Many different types of pavers are suitable for a variety of applications.

Pavers are a permanent part of many Australian homes and the surrounding areas. Whether it be indoors, outdoors, or semi-formal spaces, pavers are a popular choice for a variety of uses. They are very versatile and can be used in several shapes, sizes, styles, colours and finishes.

Whether they are used for renovations or construction of a new structure, pavers are an exceptional choice!

You must consider a range of matters before you select the right pavers for your project and reach out to a range of different suppliers before making a decision! Pavers come in a variety of stunning options, often making it difficult to choose one.

So, how do you choose pavers for your project? Here are a few simple tips to help you choose the right paving:

  • Ask for free samples as this will allow you to take it home and provide you with a more precise image
  • Ask for a quote
  • Consider the durability and suitability
  • Consider the colour, size, appearance and maintenance
  • Don’t just buy the cheapest option
  • Get suggestions on what you should choose

How to choose pavers: think about when, where and how you be using them 

One of the most important things you will need to consider is where your pavers will be outlaid. Depending on how they will be used, the type of pavers you select will differ. For example, if they are going to be used for a driveway or vehicular traffic, you may need thicker pavers. However, if they are going to be used strictly for pedestrians, thinner pavers may be ideal.

It is also essential to consider the location of your pavers and the frequency of use. If the pavers are going to be placed in a highly used area of your home, such as your entertaining outdoor area, it is recommended to consider a high-quality solution that will be durable and can withstand constant use. You will also want to select one that requires minimal maintenance, especially if they are going to be placed in a highly visible area. If you are placing pavers around the pool area, ensure you are choosing ones that are suitable for saline, slippery environments.

The size and shape of the surrounding area will also need to be considered. This is because some pavers are more suited for smaller spaces, making them appear larger! Some pavers also need to be cut or specially arranged to fit into specific areas. If you choose pavers that work well with your area, you may not need to make as many cuts or changes. We recommend looking at pavers and designs that can reduce the number of cuts you require.

The choices are endless when it comes to different paving patterns! From square to rectangular to stretcher bonds and stacker-bonds, there are a variety of different ways you can customise your look.

Don’t forget to consider the colour and texture of the pavers. Examine the colours that will best complement your existing space and one that is going to make the area appear larger. If the pavers are for your entertaining area, colour and texture are a critical element of the overall design as it sets the scene of the entire area. 

Choose something that is functional, aesthetically pleasing and requires minimal maintenance. After all, you don’t want to be constantly worrying about the pavers when entertaining!

How to choose pavers for a driveway

Pavers are commonly used for driveways as they are durable, aesthetically pleasing and functional. The design of your driveway can have a huge impact on your home’s overall look. It is important to consider the type of pavers you are going to use in your driveway carefully.

Driveways carry more weight that an entertaining outdoor area, therefore requiring a thicker paver. To make sure a long-lasting solution and one that doesn’t crack. We recommend pavers that are 50-60mm thick.

Some other considerations you should take into account before selecting pavers for your driveway include:

  • Right colour and style for the exterior of your home: the colour will make a significant impact on the overall look of your house. Choose something that will match the brickwork or colour of your house.

  • Create a pattern that is modern, sleek and timeless. Driveways are a part of the home that doesn’t often get renovated. Therefore, choosing a timeless design is crucial.

At Aspec Masonry, our highly skilled and experienced team provides tailored services to clients, ensuring each project meets their requirements.

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