Pavers can offer a practical and durable solution for refreshing outdoor areas. Boral accordingly offers some tips to help you combine practicality and design to achieve your preferred look. First establish a clear idea of your garden’s intended overall look, as paving can form the foundation of a landscape-theme. This can vary greatly from a beach-inspired design to a contemporary Euro-feel. Next, consider the practical requirements of the space. For example, poolside pavers should be salt-resistant and non-slip; while driveway pavers must be able to withstand weight and heavy traffic. When selecting a colour, always look at pavers outside in the natural light. Choose pavers that are a similar colour to your internal floors to provide consistency from indoors through to the garden. To open up small spaces, select neutral coloured, large pavers. Laying pavers in a stretcher bond pattern across the width of a path will make it appear more substantial. Measure the area to be paved and work out how many pavers will be required. Boral has a handy calculator to help with this, which can be accessed at www.boral.com.au/pavingcalc. A retailer or landscaper can also advise on quantity. Maintenance should be considered, as some pavers will require resealing approximately every two years, depending on the area.
Boral offers a number of guides to assist with choosing and installing pavers, including the latest Your Landscaping Guide. Boral pavers are available in a variety of sizes, colours and textures to suit any style of home and garden. They are suitable for patios, paths, steps and some can be used for driveways. The Boral website provides information on pavers available in each state.
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