Can you use concrete pavers anywhere?

Concrete pavers are a great choice for use in virtually any situation. Here’s why.

They’re strong

Concrete pavers are, obviously, made from moulded concrete, which is one of the strongest materials around. They have a very high level of compressive strength – a term which refers to the capacity of a material to withstand a load before it fails. Concrete pavers are strong and stable, which is extremely important in construction. They are strong enough to withstand high traffic loads on walkways, driveways, paths or patios, without failing or losing their aesthetic appeal.

They’re long-lasting

And they’ll do so for a long time, too. Concrete pavers are extremely durable when laid correctly, and will last a very long time. They embrace all the wonderful qualities of concrete – and with minimal maintenance, they’ll stay in good condition for years and years.

This makes them a great choice for outdoor areas (and sometimes indoor areas), as well as driveways and pathways, because you don’t want to be reinstalling pavers too often.

They’re versatile

Concrete pavers can be used literally anywhere – such as walkways and footpaths, courtyards, patios, pool surrounds, stairs, esplanades, boulevards, plazas, retail and dining precincts, air/rail/bus terminals or green spaces. Their style, form and function can adapt to any surrounds to create the perfect pavement solution.

They’re climate-resistant

Concrete pavers are able to withstand the harshest of weather conditions while still looking good. Their winter durability is high, and they don’t crack in cold weather or under frost. They can easily resist snow and extremes of heat and cold. As well, they stay cooler to the touch in sunlight than most types of natural stone, and other types of paver. They are thus a great choice around swimming pools or water features, or on patios or courtyards.

They’re quick and easy to install

Concrete paver installation is relatively straightforward, as long as you follow the correct process, and is well within the ability of your average home handyperson. As well, concrete pavers don’t require any drying or curing time, so can be used virtually straight away.

They’re cost-effective

Got a large area to pave? Concrete pavers should be your go-to, as they’re one of the most cost-effective paver choices around. They are designed to look like natural stone – but at a fraction of the cost you’d have to pay for stone pavers. It’s hard to beat concrete pavers when it comes to cost – and when you consider their high durability, they are an extremely cost-effective choice over the long term.

They’re low maintenance

Compared to other types of pavers, concrete pavers are extremely low maintenance. A good clean once in a while is usually all that’s required to keep your area looking good. And if a paver does get damaged, it’s a relatively easy and cheap process to repair or replace it.

They’re flexible

Concrete pavers come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colours, textures and finishes, giving them great flexibility in design. There’s no limit to the creativity you can apply to a concrete paver design – there are endless options you can create to suit any taste or style of décor.

They’re safe

Paved areas tend to get a lot of use by children and pets – and you can relax when you use concrete pavers, as they are very safe for pedestrian use. They don’t overheat, so are much more pleasant to walk on, and they provide a non-slip surface that’s extremely useful around pools and water features.

But don’t just take our word for it – have a look at a high-quality range of concrete pavers for yourself