Natural Stone vs Concrete Pavers
You’re envisioning a beautiful outside space, with a firepit, and a seat wall. Maybe even a water feature. You want a beautiful area to relax and entertain in. It used to be you had limited choices: a wooden deck that required yearly staining and maintenance; or perhaps a concrete blob; or pricey natural stone. Now we have lots of options of man made materials, as well as natural choices.
Natural Stone is always going to have value. It’s obviously limited by what Nature provides us, and scarcity produces value. Natural stone pavers have beauty in a way that just cannot be duplicated by man. Natural stone also requires more skill to install, as the individual stones are not necessarily going to be uniform. Potential materials include flagstone, slate, limestone and travertine. If you really like this look but cannot afford to do your whole project this way, consider a blend of natural stone and concrete pavers. Your experienced installer can show you how to incorporate both.
Concrete pavers have many benefits. For many people, the most important is cost. They are less expensive than natural stone. Concrete pavers are durable and can handle hot and cold weather. They are available in many styles, textures and colors. Because they are uniform they are easier to install and can be laid out in beautiful patterns. And if one dislodges, cracks or is damaged, it is easy to replace one or several because they are manufactured to be uniform in size and color. Natural stone can also be replaced, but there is no guarantee on how similar the colors will be because they will have been quarried at a different time and possibly place from the original stones. Some will argue that that is part of the beauty of natural stone.
Both natural stone and concrete have their upsides. Natural stone simply cannot be duplicated by man, and this is part of its appeal. Concrete pavers have uniformity, durability and ease of installation on their side. Southern Exposure Landscape Management can work with your preference and your budget to help you decide which choice is best for you, and give you a look you will love and enjoy for a long time!
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