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Stone Pavers

Stone pavers are not manufactured - they are made from a variety of minerals by mother nature over thousands of years.

Because they are dug out of the earth at stone quarries, they cost more than brick and concrete pavers.

Stone pavers have limited applications due to their hardness, strength and density. Granite stone pavers are strong enough for driveway paving, but marble stone pavers are not.

Light foot traffic is more suited to stone pavers. Consumers need to be extra careful and do research when selecting stone pavers for their landscaping projects.

             

Marble starts as a limestone compound then metamorphoses into marble by a process of

intense heating which changes its mineral composition to form marble’s unique coloring and decorative character, the reason for marble pavers popularity.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are similar to brick paverS. They are made of a mixture of raw materials, set in a mould and fired at the manufacturing plant.

What distinguishes concrete pavers from brick pavers is that the raw materials are vastly different to brick pavers. Brick pavers are made of clay and shale material.

Concrete pavers are made of cement, aggregate, pigments and dyes. The color selection of concrete pavers is very broad and, depending on the manufacturing process, can hold up for a very long time.

Colour sealants may also be used to prevent concrete pavers from losing their colour. Concrete pavers do cost less than brick and natural stone pavers because their raw materials cost less to produce. They are also very strong and will work for driveways and even roads.

Brick Pavers

The main characteristic of brick pavers is that they are made of a mixture of raw materials called Clay and Shale. They are also called clay pavers because they contain the raw material of clay.

These raw materials are then set and fired at up to two thousand degrees at the manufacturer's plant. These raw materials have their own natural properties that make them ideal for producing hard wearing and extra strong brick paver products.

Brick paver colours have a deepness and warmness about them because they contain the natural colour of the clay and shale materials. This means they will maintain their true colour for a very long time. Brick colour offerings are many and varied, from light and moderate to darker earthy tones. They are mostly in the red and darker tones and do not have the extensive colour variety offered by concrete pavers.