Interlocking pavers are a popular choice to create beautiful outdoor areas around your property. From driveways, walkways, to patios and the lot – these pavers are transformative in nature. Their versatility allows you to use them in a plethora of spaces such as fire pits, pool decks, as well as retaining walls. In fact, pavers have a certain design flexibility that other materials do not. From the shape, colour and pattern, along with a variation in size, interlocking pavers can be easily customized to fit your style and needs.
However, there are certain customizable options you can opt for in order to really make your interlocking pavers stand out. By doing so, not only will you make your interlocking look unique – you will also enhance your home’s curb appeal. The best part is that you don’t necessarily have to go out of your way to achieve that steller appearance. All you need to do is mix and match or rearrange interlocking pavers to create a notable look.
Create a dynamic appeal to your walkway by interlocking pavers of different sizes. Small pavers often exude a more intimate and comfortable ambiance. This makes them perfect for patios or other settings in which people are bound to gather. Large pavers, on the other hand, are less traditional in comparison. In fact, they give off an open, expansive, atmosphere that resembles more of a contemporary style. By combining these two types of pavers, you add more depth and drama to any given space. The contrast between large and small pavers will definitely be more interesting than a one-size uniform look.
Another interesting way to make use of interlocking pavers is by using them as borders around other flooring materials. By edging your regular concrete driveway, and the surrounding walkway, with interlocking pavers, you can heighten the overall appeal and create a more rounded feel. In fact, with the amount of carrying paver colours and styles, the possibilities are endless. Choose pavers that match your garage door colours, or the colours of the bricks that make up your home. Mix and match sizes to create a multidimensional look. Whatever you decide on, know that it will definitely make your interlocking pavers look different (and better) than the others around your block.
Did you know that different paver patterns have certain benefits? For example, the basket weave looks like a checkerboard. Its appeal lies in its eye-catching pattern, making it a perfect addition to patios or other entertainment areas. The running bond pattern, on the other hand, is more commonly used in residential landscapes. Not only is it strong and durable on its own, it also bodes well under the weight of heavy furniture. Another perk of this particular pattern is that you can create different variations of the design by mixing the original pattern and switching pavers around. Another pattern known for its strength and durability is the stack bond pattern. A perfect install for walkways because it can handle heavy foot traffic. The strongest and most intricate pattern, however, is the herringbone. Laid out at 45 or 90 degree angles, the pattern consists of tightly interlocked bricks that can handle heavy-duty types of weight (i.e. cars), making it ideal for driveways. Of course there are other types, but these are the most popular of the bunch.
The best way to make your interlocking pavers look interesting is by using them in unconventional ways. For example, if you have an unusual shaped area – use it. It doesn’t matter whether the space is circular, or angled differently. You can easily lay interlocking pavers in curves or circles, or in other fun shape to create a more dynamic appeal. Play with the type of stone, edge the borders with different shaped or coloured pavers and use varying patterns. The space where you add the interlocking pavers does not need to be straight, rectangular or square. Pavers can be easily cut and shaped around where you want them installed.
In order to really make the most out of your vision, it takes more than knowing what type of pavers you want and where they need to be placed. To achieve a leveled, beautiful and interlocking pathway, driveway, or any other space – you need a team of licensed professionals who can assess your needs and help you plan according to your home’s overall look. While pavers are not difficult to install, ensuring proper installation is crucial for its longevity. So if you want to add interlocking pavers around your property, don’t hesitate to give our certified installers at Action Home Services a call at (647) 937-1023. We have over 70 years of combined experience in different construction sections. Specializing in a wide range of services, AHS provides free in-home estimates so you have nothing to lose. Reap the benefits of unique interlocking pavers today.