Scottsdale – Phoenix Pavers & Stone Paving
An Amazing Array of Choices
Will it be pavers, tile ,or natural stone? Unless its your driveway – pavers are just the beginning of stylish surface choices you have in Scottsdale or Phoenix. This gives you awesome flexibility for the landscape design in different parts of the yard, not to mention obtaining better visual flow between interior floors and outdoor living spaces. It doesn’t matter whether its the patio just outside the kitchen and family room or your front entry courtyard, there should be some relationship between your indoor flooring and exterior paving where they are seen together. With so many choices of colors and styles available today, maintaining great style is easier than it once was.
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Standard or travertine pavers, Phoenix?
Both give you a sound investment and timeless beauty that is an asset every way you look at it. If its a large space and your budget is a bit limited, regular Belgard or Phoenix pavers look great forever. Many, however, want travertine pavers. Scottsdale and Phoenix homeowners love the long-lasting beauty and natural colors of this stone for patio, courtyard, and pool decks. It’s become the top choice for our clients’ outdoor living spaces. Of course, when you need something really tough for areas like the driveway, standard pavers are what you want. They outlast traditional concrete, and offer infinitely more aesthetic value to curb appeal.
One thing is certain, you’ll be happier with your new outdoor flooring if it has some color variation. A solid colored paver, once installed, can be just too much repetition – especially over a large area. In some settings, it’s perfect, but not everywhere. That another reason people interested in paver installation, Phoenix or Scottsdale, choose travertine. Not two blocks or tiles are the same beyond shape and size. Like wood, the veining and random coloring makes the space a visual treat. Travertine can offer a casual, even rustic, air or come off as sleek and polished. That’s the difference between honed and tumbled finishes.
Travertine and pavers also come in different block sizes to increase the interest in your finished pool deck or patio design. Unlike with the standard brick shape block, you can alter the way either paving looks with the laying pattern you select. A great way to arrive at a variety of looks, even when using the same material to create more interest in a single space. Tumbled pavers are more popular than smooth-edged styles for residential installations. However, both smooth and tumbled travertine pavers are equally popular. The difference being whether you want an elegant or formal look or one that is more relaxed and casual.
Don’t make your patio a hot spot.
Another reason people are choosing travertine instead of Scottsdale pavers is heat. Concrete pavers are darker than most travertine colors, the exception being ‘natural’… which is just plain concrete! While dark colors appear to offer you dramatic design effects, its a poor choice for spring and summer months here in the Valley. Light travertine reflects the sun’s heat. Save the drama and accent interest for your outdoor furniture and other landscaping elements, like the BBQ island.
Arizona flagstone is beautiful.
You’ll find a good number of patio and courtyard designs around the Valley that make lovely use of this type of stone paving. The irregularity of shape and the natural colors add a character to any space not possible with blocks and tile. Natural stone shapes give off a timeless look that is right at home in both contemporary and old world surroundings. Flagstone paving looks great on a front sidewalk and in a courtyard, but is now rarely used on patios or around swimming pools.
There are other types of stone paving available. Flagstone is usually the most free-form, but many other kinds of stone are available. Something exotic might sound intriguing, but Arizona flagstone coloring effortlessly goes with local architectural styles. You might say the two are natural companions.
Recommended Paver & Stone Types
Dozens of color choices. Subtle variations in cream to tan, rosé to red, peach to terracotta, gray, and soft brown.
Rosa, Buff, Buckskin, Tan, Golden Buff, Sunburst, Classic Oak, Pueblo, Buckskin, Sedona Red, Golden Buckskin, Milk Chocolate
Chiseled, Tumbled & Regular Cuts: Chocolate, Tuscany, Walnut, Irish Cream, Oro, Paradon, Porcini, Noche
Bergerac Modular, Cambridge Cobble, Dublin Cobble, Old World Stone
Forza Stone, TownScape, Tumbled