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Tips for Finding the Right Jointing Sand Color for Your Pavers
Outdoor patios, driveways, walkways and more can be aesthetically pleasing, and functional spaces that you and your whole family can enjoy for years. When it comes time to revamp these areas, selecting the right pavers for your project is just one aspect, jointing sand selection is another.
Joint sand, also known as “jointing sand”, is a crucial component of the installation process. It serves as the glue that physically, and visually, binds pavers together. The implementation of jointing sand helps prevent weed growth and pests, while enhancing the durability of the structure. When it comes to choosing which jointing sand color to apply to your pavers, there are several factors that should be taken into account to create an exquisitely distinctive outdoor environment.
Highlight Your Pavers with the Perfect Jointing Sand Color
The choice of color can influence which element of your hardscape takes the spotlight. By seamlessly matching your jointing sand with the color of a specific paver, you can masterfully minimize the visibility of jointing lines and draw attention to the expanse of the surface. Alternatively, opting for a contrasting color can emphasize the individuality of each paver to create a eye-catching impact.
Harmonize Jointing Sand Color with Your Home’s Exterior
One exciting approach is to extend an accent color from your home’s exterior into your jointing sand selection, forging visual symmetry. Selecting a jointing sand color that complements your home’s exterior hue helps you to achieve visual symmetry, and highlight surrounding features such as window panes, doors or patio accents.
Complement Existing Paver Tones
Unilock pavers come in a wide array of different color tones, offering a cornucopia of design possibilities. In order to emphasize a particular shade within the paver, select a jointing sand color that complements that specific tone. For example, pair Umbriano® pavers in the Autumn Harvest shade with black jointing sand to bring out the darker undertones of that paver. Alternatively for that same paver, you could include grey sand, which helps accentuate the mid-tones, and tan sand, which will blend with the highlights, creating a nuanced and textured appearance.
Do a Trial Run First
Sometimes, testing out a product is the safest way to ensure you’re selecting the best option before making a final decision. When it comes to landscaping materials like joint sand, this may be a challenge. Fortunately, Unilock provides a simple solution. When you visit the Unilock website and browse our product listings, select a product and scroll down the page to find the section pertaining to joint sand. From there, you can digitally apply each color of jointing sand to that particular paver, giving you a visual reference, eliminating the need to rely solely on your imagination.
If you prefer a more hands-on approach, you can visit one of our Outdoor Idea Centers to see the combinations in person. Additionally, consulting with a Unilock Authorized Contractor can provide valuable guidance based on their expertise in achieving desired results and understanding how different options work together in harmony.
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