Landscape Design Ideas That Utilize Textured Pavers in Newark, NJ
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Textured pavers add interest and character to your outdoor living areas and help ground modern architecture into the surrounding landscape. Here are some pleasing landscape design ideas that utilize textured pavers in Newark, NJ.
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Visual Texture in an Elegant Space
Texture is typically thought of as a tactile sensation that you feel when you touch it. When the sun is low, tactile texture is accentuated with beautiful results. However, texture can also be visual. You can add texture by using contrasting jointing sand, pavers with color gradations, and with textured borders and accents. Umbriano pavers from Unilock are smooth, but they look more textured than they are (especially when laid in random patterns) because of real granite particles and color gradients within each paver. This is an approach you can use if you want to stick with sleek and modern pavers but also want to add visual interest. A variety of colors add to your decision to-do list: for Umbriano, choose among Winter Marvel, French Grey, Midnight Sky, Summer Wheat, Autumn Sunset, or Harvest Brown.
A Magical Walkway
Courtstone pavers from Unilock are popular on walkways and driveways, or as borders alongside large-format pavers. These charming pavers are small in size, and their dark colors (Basalt or Belgian Blue) give your hardscape features a historic old-world cobblestone look. There’s nothing more delightful than following a winding cobblestone path through a wooded setting and allowing the mystery to unfold with each step! Courtstone pavers are often incorporated into rustic hardscape designs due to their irregular edges that look hand cut. However, they also make a stunning contrast next to modern architecture.
An Eco-Friendly Pool Deck
Thornbury pavers from Unilock feature a pronounced yet barefoot-friendly and non-slip textured surface that creates a beautiful transition from home to nature. Their flagstone texture adds rustic charm to any pool deck, patio, or driveway. The main appeal on pool decks is that they can be installed as a permeable option, which allows water to filter through the joints into a permeable base. This option keeps pool areas, patios, and driveways drier and prevents runoff and pooling water. Thornbury pavers let you enjoy the rustic look of flagstone with the durability of concrete.
A Welcoming Tuscan-Inspired Patio
Brussels Block pavers feature a weathered, distressed surface that brings to mind ancient Mediterranean villages, grape arbors, and large tables where family and friends gather to share a meal and good wine. The look of tumbled quarried stone adds a relaxed feel to any hardscape. Durable Brussels Block pavers are very versatile. They can be used on patios and walkways, as well as driveways.
A Secret Patio
Brick-shaped pavers are ideal for creating artistic spaces by combining layout patterns and colors. Copthorne pavers are inspired by European street pavers (think Amsterdam, Bruges, or Frankfurt). Laid in a circular or fan shape, they can bring amazing texture to a patio that’s tucked in among the vegetation to create a welcoming retreat. Add a comfortable bench, potted plants and a fountain, and you won’t want to go back to the “real world”!
Check out the Unilock Design Idea Catalog to gather more inspiration for where you can use textured pavers.
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