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Pattern and Texture Options for Your Paver Patio or Pool Deck

Posted in Paving

Pavers are popular for patios and pool decks for many reasons, from their durability and easy maintenance to the design and style options. When choosing pavers for your new patio or pool deck, you have been decisions to make regarding design, including the pattern and texture options you want to use. Here are some tips to help you choose the right patterns and textures to best match your home and style.

Texture Options

The finish or texture on your pavers can make a difference in the overall appearance and function. Some of the options available include:

  • Smooth, often referred to as a class finish
  • Antiqued or worn finish
  • A natural, embossed texture

In some cases, more than one texture can be used to highlight a design aspect – edge pavers may be smooth, while the inside pavers are embossed.

Pattern Choices

Both the shape of your patio and the pattern design can make a big difference in how your patio blends with your home’s style. A home with arched windows and curves with blend better with a rounded patio; a home with sharp angles will be better suited with a patio that is made from right angles.

For patterns, there are varieties of running, modular and geometrical designs that can enhance your patio. Using different colored pavers in patterns can create an interesting design for your pool deck that will make it unique and blend with your architectural style.

If you are planning a new paver pool deck or patio, use the knowledge and expertise of an experienced paver installation contractor to help determine the best textures and patterns for your style. They can help you find the right design that will enhance your outdoor space to add beauty and value to your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Tri County Pavers & Design
3300 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426


Top 3 Tips on How to Maintain Your New Pavers

Posted in Paving

Are you thinking of investing in a new paver driveway, patio or pool deck, or just had one installed by a local contractor? Pavers are an excellent choice to add beauty and value to your home, and as a bonus, they are easy to maintain. While pavers do not require extensive maintenance, they will last longer and keep their beauty if you do keep up with a few upkeep tasks. Here are the top three tips to maintain new pavers to get the most from your investment.

  1. Keep them clean. Oil, chemicals, dirt and moss can all have an impact on your new pavers. They are simple to clean; just sweep away dirt and debris as needed, then hose them off or gently pressure wash them when spills or grime accumulate.
  2. Sealant. Sealing your pavers will give them a nice shine and protect them from stains. Talk to your paving contractor about sealant and how often it is recommended for your type of pavers and region.
  3. Repairs. Repairing a paver surface is much easier and less expensive than many other types of paved surfaces. Individual pavers can be removed and replaced as needed if they are chipped or cracked. However, procrastinating on replacing a cracked or broken paver can lead to more damage on surrounding pavers. Make sure to call your paver contractor right away to have a broken paver replaced.

Congratulations on choosing one of the most beautiful options for paving. With a little upkeep and maintenance, your new paver driveway, pool deck, patio or walkway can last for many years and add value to your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Tri County Pavers & Design
3300 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426


Creating The Perfect Paver Patio

Posted in Paver Driveways

If you are considering building a new patio for your front or back yard, consider using pavers to create a beautiful outside area. Pavers are an excellent material choice for home patios, with low maintenance requirements and high durability. In addition, pavers come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and materials, making them highly versatile for home décor. 

Choosing The Right Patio Pavers

The most important aspect of creating a beautiful patio with pavers is choosing the right paving stones for the job. Pavers come in many types, including formed concrete, brick and natural stone pavers. Almost any paver can be used to build your patio; however, you want to choose the material, color and shapes that will best accent your landscaping and home. 

  • Cement pavers. Cement pavers, especially those that are stamped, are an affordable option for creating a patio. However, they will not have the same durability as many of the natural stone choices.
  • Brick pavers. Brick is also a classic option to make a nice patio for your home. Like cement, they are fairly affordable, yet will not necessarily last as long as some natural stone pavers.
  • Natural stone pavers. For a patio that can last for decades with a beautiful, natural appeal, stone pavers are the best choice. Tumbled marble or travertine pavers are perfect choices for patios, both with high durability and aesthetic qualities. 

Although it is possible to build a paver patio on your own, having a professional paver company design and install your patio can ensure that it is done exactly the way you envision. Let the experts do the hard work of putting your new patio together, then pull out your patio furniture and enjoy the rest of the summer on your stylish new paver patio! 

Posted on behalf of Tri-County Pavers & Design Corp.

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