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Types of Paving Stones

Bluestone
Bluestone

Bluestone pavers are natural stones quarried in the U.S. They may be cut in irregular or uniform shapes and are an excellent choice for patios and walkways. Bluestone pavers are natural stones quarried in the U.S.

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Brick
Brick

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.

Cobblestone
Cobblestone

Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stones, and is used for pavement roads, streets, and buildings. In England, it was commonplace since ancient times for flat stones with a flat narrow edge to be set on edge to provide an even paved surface.

Concrete
Concrete

Concrete pavers fall into two categories: interlocking and architectural slab. Interlocking pavers were invented by the Dutch after World War II, when brick, their traditional paving material, was in short supply.

Flagstone
Flagstone

Pavers come in a vast variety of shapes/styles, colors, and textures. Since we are comparing pavers to flagstone, the great thing to note is that Belgard (an Oldcastle Company) manufactures a paver, called Mega Arbel, which is intended to replicate the look of natural flagstone.

Rubber
Rubber

Rubber paving has been used on running tracks, and other applications in Europe for over seventy years. It was introduced in North America a little over 25 years ago. Over the past 10 years rubber has been making its way into residential applications like driveways, sidewalks, strata apartment entrances, and staircases.

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Travertine
Travertine

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.