Are pavers considered natural stone?

Paving stones are artificial pavers made to imitate the look of natural stone. Because they are manufactured rather than removed, there is greater uniformity in size, texture and color. Natural stone pavers are extracted from the earth: they are “harvested” or extracted like huge blocks of stone and cut into smaller pieces. This fact makes natural stones strong to resist aggressive elements.

Because of this fact, natural stones are understandably more expensive. Natural stone pavers include bluestone, travertine, granite, slab and limestone. These natural materials come in different colors and have unique characteristics. They have that earthy look combined with an opulent, textured look.

There is usually one main driving force in the material that is chosen and that is the cost. As we mentioned, concrete is the least expensive option, pavers are one step ahead of an average price, and natural stone is the most expensive. We've worked with homeowners who had a limited budget, but who actually preferred pavers or natural stone to poured concrete. Instead of compromising the material, we reduced the square footage of the patio and that has been an adequate solution to keep costs at bay.

Natural stone paving is a process that uses slabs of these stones to pave outdoor areas such as patios, walkways and driveways. Natural stone brings character and a high level of visual interest to an outdoor space. It has several features that make it attractive. It is environmentally friendly because it comes from a natural source and can be processed with energy-efficient machinery.

It has a timeless look with an elegant finish. It's also more durable than processed material, such as concrete, and has proven to stand the test of time. The natural stone installation can also add value to your property and make it more marketable if you want to sell it. Natural stone is significantly more expensive than other hardground paving materials because it must be physically excavated in quarries.

Installing natural stone pavers can be prohibitively expensive depending on your budget and the size of the space you need to pave. Now that you've determined what your patio looks like, these are the gardening materials you should consider. The harsh landscape of your garden, including paths, steps and patios, is a key element of your garden, and the decision to opt for natural stone or cobblestone should not be considered lightly or without the scrutiny of both materials. Using natural stones in your landscape is a sure way to captivate your guests and give your tough landscape a little personalization.