Choosing the right paving material for your driveway can be the biggest decision you will make in terms of hardscaping. Not only will it make parking your car an ease, the paving material you will choose will also greatly contribute to the kerb appeal of your home.
But with the overwhelming choices out there, from texture to colours to patterns, where should you start? Here are a few tips to get you sorted:
1. Ask or look for samples
If you’re aiming for a particular theme, getting a few inspirations for your driveway on Pinterest to show your contractor is a great idea. But whether it’s achievable will still depend on your contractor’s design offerings. To make sure that your driveway idea and your local builder are a perfect match, you can ask for samples of their previous works or visit their showroom to personally look at the paving materials.
2. Consider the feel and texture
Do you want a modern look for your driveway or an old world feel? If you want a modern look for your driveway, the following paving materials can give you just that:
Shannon in Natural, tobermore.co.uk.
Sienna in Graphite, tobermore.co.uk
Opt for these options if you want a classic look:
Tegula in Bracken, tobermore.co.uk
Pedesta in Slate, tobermore.co.uk
3. Consider purpose
If you’re installing stones for a garden, a depth of 25mm will be suitable for walking. However, you might need a thicker paving material for your driveway. A depth of 40mm or more can definitely withstand the weight of your car.
4. Concrete or natural stone
Though natural stones have better appeal visually and aesthetically, there are still concrete options out there that give value for your money.
If you’re torn and overwhelmed with all the little decisions you have to make to achieve the desired look for your driveway, you can also try a mix-and-match of paving materials for specific paths.
Either way, the best decision you will make will still be the informed one. If you want to explore your options, book a free appointment with local contractors or visit their showroom.