Put into simple terms, bluestone pavers are dense and durable pavers you can use for your walkway, deck, patio, driveway or even indoor flooring. It should never discolor and resists cracking. Most bluestone pavers come from Pennsylvania, and fortunately, it comes in various sizes, shapes and colors.
The term “paver” refers to thin, flat stones designed for use in paving projects such as walkways, patios, and driveways. Both brick and concrete pavers are installed the same way, and both offer years of use and durability. The choice between brick and concrete pavers largely depends on your personal taste.
That’s enough on flagstone, lets move onto pavers. The main difference right out of the gate, is that pavers are a manufactured product as opposed to a natural stone. This means all the variables that go into producing paving stones are controlled within a facility.
Rubber pavers will fade in direct sunlight overtime and can potentially bleed. These pavers are not recommended for residential decks since color can be tracked back into homes on hot days. The warranty on these tiles will not cover color fading and bleeding.
Travertine is often visibly porous, giving it a more natural, textured look. However, when sanded down and sealed, travertine tiles are smooth and suitable for flooring or as shower tiles. This stone is relatively soft and absorbent, so it requires a few coats of sealant to prevent debris from penetrating the stone.