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How do I Choose the Best Large Pavers?

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  • Written By: Misty Amber Brighton
  • Edited By: Michelle Arevalo
  • Last Modified Date: 11 February 2019
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One of the things you should think about when choosing large pavers is the type of material you would like them to be made of. You may also want to consider their color and how the pigment was added. Determining how you might want to join them together could also factor into the type you select. Cost varies by variety, so your overall project budget can also affect your decision.

Large pavers can be made from brick, concrete, natural stone, vinyl, or rubber. Try to choose a material that goes well with other structures in the area where you are planning your project. Think about the overall look you are trying to achieve in order to make a determination.

You can choose from a number of different colors to compliment almost any decorating theme. Large pavers may contain dye only on the surface or it might be embedded deeply in the stone itself. If the coloring is only on the upper area, it may wear off if it is walked on often. Ask the salesperson how the item is manufactured so you can determine whether or not it might meet your needs. Generally speaking, pavers that are tinted throughout are more expensive than those with only a small amount of paint near the top.

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Interlocking pavers can be joined without using mortar, in most instances. If you do not feel comfortable attaching large pavers together with cement, you may want to consider purchasing this variety instead. They may also give a more uniform appearance, as opposed to those that are attached using bonding material. This type is normally only available in concrete, however, and is generally more expensive than other models.

Develop a budget for your project before doing any shopping. Next, try to estimate the number of large pavers you might need to complete it. Subtract the cost of any additional materials you might need to purchase to determine how much you can spend on this item. Now that you know how much you can afford, you can choose a type that is in line with your finances.

Large pavers can be used in a number of outdoor projects, and are generally easy to build with. They are usually very sturdy objects that can last for several years and need little maintenance. Choosing the right one for your landscape can add beauty and value to your home and garden.

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