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Retaining walls are often considered utilitarian landscape features, but that doesn’t mean they should be overlooked as important design elements. In fact, they can become stunning focal points for your Armonk, NY, landscape. The right materials make all the difference and can be used for other vertical features as well for a cohesive look. Here are our tips for choosing the right wall stone for your new retaining wall.
The Allure of Bluestone
If your design style is sleek and modern, look no further than Lineo Dimensional Stone from Unilock. The smooth finish offers a simple aesthetic that can be carried throughout an outdoor living space with the use of smooth-textured pavers. Or the smooth finish could be a pleasing contrast to textured pavers. The long, linear blocks are sold in a random bundle of four different lengths for a varied and dynamic result. Choose from Sierra, Midnight Charcoal, Limestone, or Almond Grove. Finish the wall with Universal Coping and use these same materials to construct a chic outdoor kitchen, pillars, fire table, fire pit, or water features.
Relaxed and Carefree
Weathered stone has a wonderfully appealing quality that makes for a relaxed setting. The Brussels Dimensional System from Unilock features a distressed finish reminiscent of tumbled quarry stone. If you’re looking to add some Mediterranean flair, or just want a distinctly unfussy space, you’ll love this wall system. Brussels Dimensional blocks can be ideal for both curved and straight vertical features including outdoor fireplaces, grill stations, or fire pits, and come in Almond Grove, Limestone, New York Blend, Sandstone, or Sierra. Finish the look with rounded-edge Brussels Fullnose Coping or the straight-edged Universal Coping.
If you enjoy the imperfection of natural materials, then the award-winning Rivercrest Wall system from Unilock is the premier choice to achieve a handbuilt look. Enjoy the timeless appeal of stacked flagstone in a warm Buff or a cool soft gray Coastal Slate. These wall blocks can also be used for straight or curved elements such as outdoor kitchens, pillars, and fire features. Finish your landscape with pillars made using the Rivercrest Rapid Pillar system. Rivercrest vertical elements can be topped with Unilock Natural Stone or Unilock Ledgestone, both of which can also be used for steps.
Sturdy and Substantial
Large wall blocks give your landscape a substantial and durable feel that stands the test of time. The U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System from Unilock gives you an incredible array of style choices so you can create completely custom vertical features. Choose from a pitched face veneer (in Bavarian, Fossil, or Steel Mountain). If you like, you can add accent banding using one of the other three available finishes (Smooth, Series Exposed, and Umbriano Mottled). Each of these finishes comes with its own unique complementary color palette. This way, you can tone down the visual heft of the larger blocks and add a touch of sophistication. Use U-Cara for any vertical feature including a chic outdoor kitchen, water features, and fire table. Finish the wall with Ledgestone for a rustic look or with Universal Coping for a sleek modern look.