A paver is a paving stone, tile, brick or brick-like piece of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring. In a factory, concrete pavers are made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and allowing to set. They are applied by pouring a standard concrete foundation, spreading sand on top, and then laying the pavers in the desired pattern. No actual adhesive or retaining method is used other than the weight of the paver itself except edging. Pavers can be used to make roads, driveways, patios, walkways and other outdoor platforms.
A Stone Paver is another type of paver. This type of pavers are used widely in building and landscaping as they are highly prized for their beauty, strength and durability. Stone pavers are made of many materials including; Travertine, Limestone, Bluestone, Basalt, Sandstone and Granite.
Travertine is a durable, low-porous stone that stays cool in direct sunlight, making it a popular choice for pool-sides, patios, walkways and outdoor entertainment areas. Travertine is salt tolerant and has a low sunlight reflection. Granite pavers are ideal for outdoor use, it has a high integral strength and density making it easy to maintain and hard-wearing. Limestone pavers are cut from natural limestone blocks, a sedimentary rock found in mountainous areas and ocean sea beds. Limestone tends to have unique natural colour variations. Sandstone pavers are derived from natural stone and tend to be used for sidewalks, patios and backyards.
Patio Pavers offer a wide variety of paving options. With the many sizes, shapes, colors, designs and patterns available, combined with slip resistance and attractive finishes, patio pavers are one of the most versatile paving products available.
Individual pavers can also be replaced at anytime, making repairs easy and affordable. Many common applications include: patios, entrance areas, sidewalks, walkways, terraces, garden paths, pool decks and courtyards. Concrete pavers can also be used to build steps providing comfortable transitions from one level to another.