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Common Paver Shapes and the Best Ways to Use Them

Jul 30th 2015 at 2:11 AM

Pavers are a useful material that can be used in many setting to enhance outdoor floors, walkways and even driveways. Pavers come in many different materials, sizes and shapes. Some of the most common shapes include rectangular or square. Additionally, some pavers come in uneven shapes for a more natural look. Depending on the type of home improvement project, one type may be more fitting than another. Carefully consider the atmosphere of the space before selecting a shape. If you are working on a paving project for your own property, you can choose a shape to express your personality.

Rectangular-shaped bricks are a well-known and widely used form of paving material. Because of their durability, timeless look and and restistance to stains, rectangular bricks can be used for many different applications. Paths, patios, walkways and driveways are all excellent places to use bricks and other rectangular pavers. The rectangular shape also can lend itself especially well to classic, Colonial-style residences. Larger rectangular shapes can also make a pathway look narrower if installed correctly.

Though similar to rectangular paving materials, square shapes have their own unique character. Used to cover a patio, the square shape gives an expansive, sophisticated feel. Large square paving stones can be used as individual steps on a garden walkway. You can also install square pavers on a lawn with room in between to allow grass to grow around them. For a more rustic look, consider using squares with a rough or uneven edge and installing them in circular patterns. Arrangements with rounded edges tend to work well with Victorian-style housesthat feature decorative elements and curved edges.

Many people opt to use materials that mimic the look and shape of stones that have broken naturally. This shape can be used nearly anwhere if you feel that it works well with the atmosphere and character of the home. The style of paver is especially fitting if you are trying to achieve a rustic feel in a garden or backyard. Try using this variety near a pool or another water source to suggest the appearance of river rocks. Additionally, you can use natural shaped pavers as stepping stones on a garden path.

It is possible to pave an area with nearly any shape of material, but rectangular, square and natural shapes are some of the most popular and versatile options. With these shapes, you can create beautiful outdoor areas for a number of different uses. Visit this website to learn more about pavestone in Santa Cruz and also find more information about choosing the option that is right for you.

Author Bio:-

Barry blogs frequently on all things home improvement and landscaping. He is always looking for new and creative ways to improve his house and home. You can find his thoughts at landscaping diy blog on Blogspot.

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