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How to Incorporate Paving Stones in Your Backyard Design in Somers, NY


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The fall may have you thinking ahead to next year’s landscaping projects, and that’s a good thing: Starting the planning process now means you can take your time with the perfect design, and potentially have your new space ready for the next season of outdoor entertaining in Somers, NY. One of the key elements for maximizing outdoor enjoyment is the choice of paving stones for your patio and walkways. But paving stones can also have many other uses. Here is how paving stones can be incorporated in your backyard design.


Whether you prefer natural stone or concrete patio pavers, Unilock has you covered for your backyard design projects.


Your patio, pool surround, and walkway are the most common applications for paving stones, while both natural stone and pavers offer tremendous versatility in a range of outdoor living spaces. 


Natural Stone: Stepping Stone Walkways

Premium natural stone from Unilock includes Sandstone and Limestone, which is available in various thicknesses, to give you plenty of versatility. Use the thinner slabs for patios, walkways, and pool surrounds. Use the thicker slabs for creating a romantic stepping stone walkway that meanders through the landscape.


Sandstone from Unilock comes in a selection of warm sandy colors, which could be ideal for a rustic or beach-themed backyard. It also comes in a soft grey, which looks amazing next to Cape Cod style homes, or anywhere you want the texture of sandstone in a more contemporary color.


Limestone from Unilock comes in several shades of grey, which could be perfect for sophisticated outdoor entertaining spaces. Limestone is available in more limited thicknesses than sandstone: The thinner slabs are rated for pedestrian use, and while the thicker slabs are intended to be used as pillar caps, they could also be used for a stepping stone walkway.


Pavers as Accents, Decorative Inlays, and Borders

The wide selection of colors and sizes for patio pavers provide endless combinations for accents, decorative, inlays and borders for patios, walkways, and driveways. A common border, for example, could tie your various horizontal landscape elements together: You could feature a particular paver on your patio that is carried over to a transitional walkway that goes from the patio to the front of the house.


The rustic texture and blended colors of Beacon Hill Flagstone are inspired by natural flagstone. These pavers come in random bundles of relatively large sizes, which could make this paver ideal as an accent or border to achieve a clean yet warm look. 


Treo Premier pavers are also inspired by natural flagstone but their smaller size gives you added versatility in using them as borders and accents.


Copthorne pavers are inspired by timeworn European street pavers. The relatively small proportions makes Copthorne ideal for artistic expression including curved walkways and inlays, as well as colorful accents.


A true chameleon, Courtstone can do it all, from driveways to walkways. The polished look adds a luxurious, old-world elegance to driveways and walkways, and the small size allows for plenty of artistic expression including curves.  

pavers are a modern take on ancient Roman pavers. Their slender shape, earthy tones, and distressed finish make them ideal for both modern and traditional applications. These pavers are particularly stunning when laid in a herringbone pattern.


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