What Are Pavers?

Pavers are paving stones, tile, brick, or brick-like pieces of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring or stepping stones. 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



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 the cost to install any of these pavers. (click each image to enlarge)


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 a sharp rise in demand for custom paver installations. The typical patterns that you will see with pavers are depicted in the image below:

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.

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

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