Outdoor living designs can take on a lot of different sizes, shapes, and forms. From poolside areas to an outdoor patio, the paver stone varieties that you and your contractor choose will make a big difference when it comes to longevity. Not all of the materials that are used in different fabrication methods are the same, so the only way to ensure a long-lasting outdoor patio is with the best possible pavers on the market. Let’s take a look at why we use Nicolock paving stones over all other brands.

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How long do you think your new outdoor patio should last? 5 years? 10 years? 30 years? A lifetime? Using the right stones you can expect your patio to look great and be functional throughout your life. Nicolock paving stones are guaranteed for life, not 5 years or 10 years like cheaper competitor stones, but the entire duration you’ll be using the patio (not to mention your kids and grandkids!). The reason for this is pretty straightforward, it comes down to the materials used to create these stones:

  • Paver-Shield Pavers™: tight, smooth texture, yet ultra-dense surface offers greater color and increased durability, looking great for a lifetime. Iron oxide pigments ensure they do not fade over time. Available in over 12 color and shape varieties. It does not use a sealant like other manufacturers, it is built into the manufacturing process and not an afterthought at the end of the fabrication process.
  • Toscana Series Pavers: superior color and textured edges, with the elegant look of naturally occurring aged stone, multi-size rectangular shape options, make for great looking and long-lasting driveway stones.
  • Environmental Paving Stones: ideal for high moisture and rain areas, these eco-friendly paving stones allow stormwater to permeate back into the soil below the stones instead of puddling or running off and causing erosion. 

When you plan a hardscape project, you want to be sure it will not only look good but also not be a burden to your home’s outdoor “ecosystem”. This means making sure heavy rain doesn’t cause damage or flooded areas and can withstand the year in and year out of winter to summer and back that we experience in lower New York State.

Choosing the Right Paver Color Scheme

After you’re sure you’re going with a high-quality paver brand, you can start to think about the colors you want to use. Try your best to match the current aesthetic of your outdoor landscape design and any other outdoor living areas on your property. Have a pool area that uses a certain color? You should probably go with a similar shade if not the same to keep things consistent. It can look odd if you have red stones in one area and blue in another, so consult your paver contractor to see what they think will be the best fit. 

Consider if you ever try to sell your home. Would a prospective home buyer appreciate completely different-looking outdoor areas? Or would a prospective home buyer appreciate more consistency to have a cohesive look to the entire property? Most likely the latter regardless of the home’s value. So when you choose an outdoor living design, you should be keeping things consistent with an eye toward the future. 

Finding the Right Patio Paver Contractor

When you’re ready to make a change to your home’s outdoor living areas, you’ll need to find the most suitable contractor around to do the job right. Be sure you’re talking to an experienced company with some time doing this sort of work. Can you see previous examples of their completed projects? How do the costs fare? What sort of craftsmanship with hardscaping projects do they have? There are a lot of contractors, many of them unqualified for large projects like this, so be sure you’re asking around and getting clear answers on costs and time frames for work completion.

We are the leading Rockland NY Patio Paver Contractor, proudly serving the area for over 30 years. We live right here where we work, we are your neighbors. Give us a call today and let’s discuss your upcoming project.



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