Many homeowners seek the timeless beauty of timeworn natural stone for their modern outdoor designs. While smooth finishes enable sleek contemporary designs, combining these materials with a dash of historic warmth and texture can take your design to the next level. Here are a few concrete pavers to consider when personalizing your patio with the look of aged natural stone in mind.
These unique pavers bear authentic flagstone surface textures owing to detail-oriented Unilock technology that replicates the look of natural stone. The edges are slightly irregular, creating crude jointing lines that add to the timeworn look of the paved surface. Available in several smoky shades, Westport Enduracolor is compatible with a wide variety of hardscape designs and color schemes, from rustic patios to modern pool decks.
These Steel Mountain Bristol Valley pavers have a raw, natural appeal to their surfaces. In addition to their varying textures, they bear scratches and patches of lighter pigmentation that serve to emulate the worn appearance of age-old natural stone. The short pillars outlining this patio have been created using Rivercrest Wall, which bears the effortless beauty of stacked flagstone with added durability. Materials with a natural, timeworn look are ideal for natural landscapes like this lakeside backyard.
These rich Il Campo pavers in the Heritage Brown color variation pair perfectly with the deep green shrubs lining the walkway. Elements within your garden like shrubs and plants have an innate natural appeal. When choosing pavers, it’s important that your stones complement the randomness and texture of the surrounding nature, enhancing the age-old aesthetic of the design. These Il Campo pavers can be sourced in a variety of sizes that can be laid in a seemingly random pattern, creating a surface that reflects the natural flow and intricacy of patterns found in nature.
These pavers offer incredible, rich texture – perfect for a poolside patio where one needs a non-slip surface. Despite their rustic finishes, Treo Enduracolor pavers can still be incorporated into contemporary designs. They have clean edges for simple installation and create a sophisticated end product fit for a modern patio or deck. This suburban poolside, for example, utilizes sleek accent pavers that are effortlessly complemented by the more textured Treo pavers.
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Beacon Hill Flagstone
Beacon Hill Flagstone is a popular substitute for natural stone with its variety of shades, versatility and aesthetically pleasing textures. These pavers complement a variety of patio designs and add a luxurious touch to patios like this one. Upholstered chairs, sophisticated decor and a sturdy wooden pergola all contribute to a cozy patio with some of the luxurious elements of indoor spaces.
Courtstone pavers bear the classic appearance of Old European roads, flaunting their timeworn appeal in a variety of hardscape designs. These pavers are excellent candidates for walkways shrouded in vegetation, as their irregular edges complement the spontaneous shapes found in nature. This timeworn walkway complements the traditional architectural style of the nearby home, adding to it rather than detracting from it – as all hardscapes should. Consider using a contrasting jointing material for your hardscape project to draw more attention to the paved surface, as demonstrated here.
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Richcliff pavers are one of the favorites when it comes to mimicking the tranquil beauty of natural stone. This Dawn Mist color variation is a great substitute for bluestone and pairs well with dark soil beds, making it the ideal paver for meandering garden walkways. Earthy Copthorne pavers, such as the Old Oak or Burnt Clay variations, are often used to accent these striking blue stones. The jointing lines created are rather noticeable, owing to the natural irregularities of each paver. This grants the paver surface a more natural look.
This cozy fireside patio has been created using smoky Thornbury pavers separated by a lighter jointing material that creates contrast and allows the deep brown undertones within each paver to ‘pop’. These captivating stones are paired with wrought iron furniture and plenty of greenery for a traditional, homely appeal. The earthy hues found in these pavers are favorites for generously vegetated landscapes, as they highlight and enhance the vibrant greens, yellows and oranges prevalent in cultivated greenery. The low wall surrounding the fire pit bears a fair amount of texture to complement the rustic patio floor, while the wall can also function as additional seating space.