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What Makes Unilock Walkway Pavers the Perfect Addition to Your Landscape?
A paver walkway is typically designed to connect your driveway to the front entrance, or seamlessly link your front yard to other areas of your home, so it’s important that your outdoor walkway leaves a lasting impression. Unilock walkway pavers exude the perfect blend of aesthetic beauty and exceptional durability, ensuring that the look you purchase is the look that will last.Contact Us Find a Walkway Contractor
Installing Top-Quality Pavers for Walking Paths
At Unilock, we provide a selection of walkway paver products that combine both style and durability. No matter the color, style, texture, or shape, you'll find options to create a pathway that suits your design vision. Choose from a wide selection of walkway pavers, including:
Umbriano®: Umbriano is the ideal option when designing a sleek, modern walkway. Its unique, mottled surface is achieved with ColorFusion™ technology, which randomly disperses rich color and granite particles to achieve a natural, non-slip texture. Umbriano is factory-sealed with EasyClean™, an integral stain resistance technology that ensures faster cleanup of spills before a stain takes hold.
Richcliff®: Inspired by the texture of natural cut flagstone, Richcliff offers superior durability and timeless appeal. A multitude of stone textures were cast using Reala™ technology, combined with the added strength of Ultima™ Concrete, which makes pavers up to four times stronger than poured-in-place concrete.
Beacon Hill Flagstone™: The blended colors and distinctive texture of Beacon Hill Flagstone create a relaxed look and feel, while offering all the benefits of EnduraColor™. Its subtle surface texture is comfortable to walk on barefoot, but becomes more dramatic in the soft light of sunrise and sunset.
Why Choose Unilock for Walkway and Pathway Pavers
Since 1972, Unilock has been helping people create beautiful outdoor spaces where lasting memories are made. It all began with the humble UNI-Stone and has evolved to include innovative solutions, including our Elegance™ collection and the award-winning U-Cara wall system. As pioneers in hardscaping, we've supplied designers and contractors with cutting-edge walkway and pathway pavers that have transformed ordinary spaces into extraordinary outdoor retreats.
Durability that is second to none
We take pride in our unwavering dedication to durability and quality, adhering to the strictest standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Canadian Standards Association.
Color that lasts
Our colors are more than just a shade; they are a testament to resilience. Through a two-step manufacturing process, our EnduraColor™ products maintain their vibrant hues, ensuring your walkway pavers remain visually appealing year after year.
Deep, rich colors and a multitude of unique Reala™ textures combine to deliver the timeless beauty of Elegance™.
These exclusive Unilock technologies, among others, are the reasons why homeowners and professionals alike choose Unilock time and time again. Contact Us Request a Design Catalog
Tips to Choosing a Trusted Walkway Paver Contractor
Choosing the right paver contractor for your project is the most important decision of all, because even the best materials can be spoiled by poor installation and workmanship. Here are a few tips you can use when selecting a contractor.
Workmanship: Don't just take their word for it. Ask to see a contractor's projects from the past two years to see how their work has held up over time.
Sub-Contracting: Do they use subcontractors for certain jobs like lighting or irrigation? If so, how do they manage and vet these individuals to ensure they match the same high standards?
Experience: Find out how long your contractor has been in the hardscape game. Have they tackled projects similar to yours? Experience counts when it comes to creating your dream outdoor space.
Preparation: A strong foundation is key to a long-lasting paver walkway. Ask your contractor about their approach to base preparation. How do they assess and prepare the base? Will they customize it to your unique space?
Equipment: Do contractors provide their own excavation and paver laying tools, or will they need to rent them? Ask if they utilize any unique, timesaving tools, such as the game-changing UniLyft.
Schedule and Payment: Inquire about the timeline of your project, including when you can expect your contractor to start working, and how long the job will take to complete. Additionally, don't forget to discuss payment options, including whether they require an upfront deposit to secure the project timeline.
Documentation: Does the contractor have the proper licensing for their work? Ask if the contractor has liability insurance and Workers' Compensation coverage for their crew in the event of an accident on the jobsite.
Compatibility: Building trust is key. It’s important to determine if you can communicate and understand each other, in order to establish a sense of trust. Reach out to past references who can help paint a picture of how your potential walkway contractor operates throughout a project.
Design Services: Does the contractor offer a design service? Is there a cost for this? Will the designs hand drawn or rendered in 3D? Are the contractor’s designs something you would like for your project?
Walkway Pavers FAQs
How do I decide on the ideal color for my walkway pavers?
When choosing a color for your pavers, a general rule of thumb is to select a hue that complements your home’s architecture. For instance, if your home features blue-toned wood paneling with hints of white and grey, consider using a neutral grey tone for your pavers. Your Unilock Authorized Contractor is an excellent resource who can recommend ideal colors, styles, and textures to enhance your outdoor space. You may want to plan a visit to one of our local Outdoor Idea Centers, where you can pick up free product samples and see how our paver colors look in a life-sized setting.
How can I integrate softscaping into my paver walkway design?
Garden walls, also known as raised planting beds, make for a fantastic addition to your outdoor space. They not only enhance the visual appeal of your paver walkway, but also contribute to creating a multi-dimensional landscape. By incorporating colorful flowers and opting for smooth, rounded coping edges, you can further elevate the charm of your outdoor environment and even create a delightful seating area to relax and enjoy.
Should I add paver lighting to my pathway?
Absolutely! Adding lighting to your pathway is a great idea. Landscape lighting serves a dual purpose—it enhances safety and creates an inviting atmosphere. It's especially valuable for preventing potential trip hazards when navigating the pathway at night. We recommend working with a Unilock Authorized Contractor to incorporate paver lighting into your initial design plans.
How do you maintain a paver walkway?
Unilock pavers are designed to be highly durable and flexible, requiring minimal maintenance in order to keep them looking as pristine as the day they were installed. For general cleaning, use a stiff bristle broom, hot soapy water, or a wash carefully with a power washer (on a low setting) to remove dirt, mud, or leaf debris. When it comes to winter paver maintenance, avoid using sharp metal shovels or blades on snow plows, as they can harm the paver surface. Always use plastic shovels, or snow plows with plastic blade guards instead. Finally, steer clear of magnesium-based de-icing salt as they are aggressive and may cause damage. Opt for calcium-based products or sodium chloride to tackle ice buildup and prevent slips. Find a Contractor Request a Design Catalog