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Pavers Vs. Natural Stone….Which Is Better?

 

Pavers

 

What are they?

 

Pavers are sometimes referred to as “patio stones,” are essentially blocks that mimic stone and can be made from concrete, clay, or brick.

 

What are some benefits to choosing pavers?

 

Pavers are abundant, thus there are “hundreds of other colors and designs.” A wide variety of patterns are available which attracts many to use them. Other benefits of using pavers include: uniformity in color, customization opportunities, and less labor intensive.

 

 

 

Natural Stone

 

What are some benefits to choosing natural stone?

 

“Natural stone does not need to be sealed.” Another added benefit of using natural stone is that is a natural material making a smaller environmental impact.

 

 

 

How To Choose

 

All in all it really comes down to personal preference, although trends align more with pavers. Pavers reduce the labor and material costs and have a uniformity as well as customization options that many are drawn to, however if you want to leave less of a carbon footprint, natural stone is a great option. Both will add value to your home and have a great ROI. For more info, be sure to check out the links below!

 

 

 


https://www.lowes.com/n/buying-guide/patio-block-buying-guide

https://www.earthturfwood.com/landscaping-blog/value-vs.-cost-to-install-a-paver-or-natural-stone-patio-in-reading-lancaster-pa