Paving Tips and Pointers

patioWhen it comes to building patios, a popular choice is concrete pavers: they are versatile, durable and look amazing! That being said, how do you guarantee that your project is special?  Here are a few tips and pointers of how to rally make the most from your new patio pavers.

  1. Style

You can complement the architectural style of your home or the form theme of your garden simply by the pavers you choose. Clean horizontal lines are emphasized in modern homes, as are ordered geometric shapes. The ideal complement is provided to this type of architecture with large slabs and slate coloring, creating a plain that is large and smooth. A clear choice when it comes to clean-lined beauty would be Unilock´s Umbriano. With pavers that are cobble or brick style , you can couple more traditional architectural styles – try to picture Unilock´s Tribeca Cobble. To emphasize the rigged and natural form theme of a garden, consider the use of a paver that is more irregularly shaped.

  1. Bordering

According to Calvac Paving the colors of your main pavers can really be brought out with bordering by introducing complimenting tones and contrasts. For example, a dark, earthy clay color would be the perfect color to compliment a paver that is grey or bluish-grey, while you can pair pavers with an appearance of darker granite with silver tones that provide a great effect.

A border that is stronger could also bring about various styles of pavers to create visual interest and variation. If you have more than one area in your patio – for example an area for socializing, another for cooking and another for dining you could consider dividing these spaces by adding some bordering to create a visual division of the area. You can also use bordering to accentuate certain focal points such as fireplaces, fire pits, or permanent seating.

  1. Accents

Various aspects of your home or hardscaping can be highlighted simply by adding some accents to your patio´s main paving. You can use scattered colors that match the ones of the exterior of your home to highlight features such as outdoor counter tops or fireplaces, this will bring them and the design of your patio altogether.

Some other possibilities could be to add elements of color to the furnishings of roof or your home when you select the palette you will use for you patio pavers. With accents, the color palette of your home can be extended into your outdoor living space of they could nicely unite your gardens and hardscaping color themes.

  1. Laying Patterns

You can add amazing character to your patio with the right laying patterns which will also highlight the very best of your concrete paver. The type of paver you choose for your patios as well as the overall size of the patio and the effect you are looking to create will be what determines your choice of laying pattern.

For example, a small space is best when combined with a laying pattern that is made up of smaller pavers. With a pattern that is uniform and grid-like you will create a sense of tidiness and order, this is perfect for homes that consist of an architectural style that is more traditional or a spot which is juxtaposition to a garden that is more natural and wildly ordered.

On the other hand, a laying pattern that is more random can enhance the visual effects of a theme that is more organic and flowing in style. If the pavers are rectangular, patterns that are zigzag will create a visual effect that is more random, if these are laid facing the same direction, the length of your patio will be emphasized.

The landscaping industry is pushed by Unilock´s concrete pavers to create outdoor spaces that are incredibly warm and inviting, with textures, styles, ach colors that will work wonders when taken care of by a trained professional.

  1. Joint Sand

You can create various other visual effects with the use of various colored jointing compounds. Paver designs that feature gaps between each paver that are wider tend to enhance the laying pattern. Meanwhile, gaps that are smaller create the look of a surface that if overall more smooth. When the jointing is emphasized, the illusion of a smaller space can be created by halting the eye, the best time to do this is to do away with the monotony associated with larger areas. The illusion of size is created by a smoother surface, this is ideal for patio or outdoor areas that are smaller.

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