When a person buys a house, he invests a majority of his income in that property. It can easily be said that for most people, the house is his most valued possession. An individual does lot of things to make his house look beautiful like the use of paintings, chandeliers, marble floorings, gardens, springs etc. If all that can be done by spending big chunks of money, then there is no reason why a person would not spare some of it for making attractive pathways and driveways. For this very reason many people are spending some more money to make pavements that looks nice and good.
A pathway can be made of different materials like concrete or bricks, but nothing looks as good and elegant as that of the ones made of stones. Not only do they look beautiful but they also add value to the possession. The history of paving dates back to about 5000 years back, when the method was used by the Egyptians to make a path for carrying stones for the construction of the temple of Giza. Later it was also used by the Romans. In recent times interlocking pavers have great popularity in the European countries and the USA, as it is both efficient and cost effective. The durability, simplicity and the looks of the stone pavements have surpassed the consumers’ expectations. For making different types of patios like walkways, verandas and driveways, the stone is the most notable and worthy material. Not only for the purpose of providing a good view but also for other reasons like hardness and slip resistant, the natural stone pavers scores over bricks and concretes.
Some other important features of the natural stones are that they are available in various colours and design patters, whereas products made of other materials looks all the same. Stones are quite different from the other things that are used for paving, from the simple fact that they are natural and not manmade. One can also choose from different types of stones like granite, limestone, cobblestone, marble etc. and they are of varied colours and different designs.
The stones that are used for paving are available in different thickness from half inch to about one and a quarter inch. The stones are thus much thinner than concrete products and bricks, as they can withstand much more pressure. They are also available in different formats like 8x8, 8x12, 16x24 and others, so an individual can choose any pattern that he likes. Nowadays different companies can also pattern these stones in accordance to the size and shape that is needed by its customers. Since, all of them would be similar, the installation time and also the cost will able be reduced.
The article is about the features and the reasons for the widespread use of stone pavers .