What Are Pavers? Definition, Cost and Ideas

What Are Pavers?

Pavers are  paving stones, tile, brick or brick-like pieces of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring. In a factory, concrete pavers are made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and allowing to set. Pavers typically come in one of four materials:

  • Clay
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Concrete

 How are they used in landscape design?

Pavers can be used in many different ways, however, the most common use for them is in driveways, pathways and walkways.


As we mentioned above, more often than not, pavers are made out of one of these materials:

  • Natural Stone
  • Clay
  • Brick
  • Concrete


stone pavers

Example of Stone Paver


colored concrete paver

Example of Concrete Paver


clay pavers

Example of Clay Paver

How Much Does it Cost to Install Pavers?

As with anything else- the cost can vary a bit based on materials, the condition of the are you need service, if you get any additional services etc.  Here is a good, general estimate of cost to install any of these pavers. (click each image to enlarge)


Cost to Install Concrete Pavers



Cost to Install Natural Stone


cost of clay pavers

Cost to Install brick


You should expect to pay about 

  • $1,30o.oo (ampx $9/sq ft) for 110sq ft using Clay
  • $1,500 (apx $12/sq ft) for 110 sq ft using brick
  • $1,700.00 (apx $14/sq ft) for 110 sq ft using natural stone


One of the best things about any type of paver is that they come in a lot of different colors, textures, shapes and sizes! This means that the design possibilities are endless. Experts believe that this versatility is what has caused the sharp rise in demand for custom paver installations. The typical patterns that you will see with pavers are depicted in the image below:

pavers patterns


These standard designs are functional, beautiful and far less expensive than their more artistic counterparts. With such a wide array of design options available, make sure you pick a contractor that can share your vision, and that will make sure you have all of the options available to you.

Check out these awe-inspiring paver design ideas, some of them done by us here at All County Landscape Hardscape


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