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If you love the look of natural stone but want more color choices, reliable availability, and lower maintenance, concrete pavers could be just what you’re looking for. Whether you love flagstone, granite, slate, bluestone, sandstone, or limestone, here are three pavers with the look of stone in Fruitland, MD.
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The Look of Flagstone
Flagstone is a favorite material for backyard patios because of its warm colors and easygoing vibe. Whether it’s left naturally shaped or cut into squares or rectangles, flagstone is beautiful to admire. However, it has a few shortcomings that make it less than ideal for all applications.
For example, flagstone isn’t ideal around pools or hot tubs because it is a porous stone. Flagstone is layered stone and water easily penetrates the layers, which can then freeze and cause these layers to flake off (a process called spalling). Even if it’s thoroughly sealed on the surface, water can infiltrate from the sides and bottom, which can shorten the life of your flagstone surface.
Get the most realistic flagstone texture available in a concrete paver in Richcliff pavers from Unilock. These pavers are manufactured using Reala Technology, which utilizes casts made from a variety of real flagstones. This means you will never have to look at repeating patterns. EnduraColor Facemix Technology protects these premium pavers against fading, the pavers feature a barefoot-friendly yet non-slip texture, and Ultima Concrete Technology delivers the strength and durability you need for any hardscape, including driveways, pool decks, patios, and walkways.
The Look of Granite
The classic look of granite is a favorite among homeowners who want a luxurious look on their hardscapes. Granite is exceptionally hard and impervious to weather. Natural granite outcroppings and granite fieldstone walls are common, and it fits in with most architectural styles. The determining factor may be cost, in which case high quality concrete paver can be a viable alternative.
Umbriano pavers from Unilock are manufactured using real granite particles for an authentic look. You also get a broad choice of colors, and the convenience of EasyClean Stain Resistance, which simplifies maintenance when Umbriano is used in driveways, outdoor cooking, or dining areas or other high-demand areas like pools. Umbriano pavers are popular choices for modern, on-trend outdoor designs.
The Look of Bluestone
Bluestone has arguably the most character of any natural stone used in American hardscapes. It is well known for its distinctive blue color, but this type of flagstone actually comes in a huge array of colors, and even stones from the same quarry are rarely a perfect color match to each other. This is part of the charm of bluestone, which is highly coveted for this reason. However, like flagstone, bluestone can spall, and it also can become dangerously slippery when wet.
A great alternative from Unilock is Bristol Valley. Bristol Valley pavers give you the warm and inviting look of bluestone in three blended colors (Bavarian, New York Blend, and Steel Mountain). For the most realistic bluestone look, blend two of these colors together; for example, Bavarian and Steel Mountain, or New York Blend and Steel Mountain. Or, to achieve a more dynamic hardscape that looks like you used bluestone from various quarries, blend all three! You will also enjoy easy clean-up thanks to EasyClean Stain Resistance, as well as long-lasting color.
For more inspiration and to see Unilock bluestone alternatives in person, visit a Unilock Idea Center or connect with your local Unilock Authorized Contractor.