Your backyard is a place for relaxation and entertainment for the entire family. Hence, it’s important to choose the right landscaping materials to ensure it’s both beautiful and functional.
STONEarch natural stones are the most stunning element you can incorporate in your outdoor living space. It’s an excellent option if you’re looking to enhance your backyard, patio, or garden.
Moreover, using natural stones pavers or steps in your landscape projects offer endless design possibilities. You can create fire pits, retaining walls, pathways, steps, and so much more. Not only will your outdoor area look beautiful, but it’ll be a more enjoyable and useful space.
So with that in mind, here are the 6 reasons why natural stone is better than concrete pavers for your backyard.
Natural stones come in a wide variety of patterns, colours, tones, textures, finishes, styles, and designs. Replicating a similar look is nearly impossible, so installing it in your backyard will add a distinctive, more authentic look to your property. What’s more, its natural beauty will blend in seamlessly to the surrounding environment.
These landscape stones are available in a unique combination of patterns and hues. In comparison to concrete and other hardscape materials, natural stone is “manufactured” by mother nature, offering you an unmatched aesthetic appeal that is truly unique. They’ll not only create a captivating design aesthetic, they’ll also add warmth to your backyard.
Regardless of what type you pick, whether sandstone or limestone, they will exude timelessness. In fact, natural stones age gracefully, with some looking even more beautiful with time.
Natural stones possess incomparable strength. It’s extremely durable in comparison to its artificial alternatives. These stones are created with minerals that underwent millions of years of pressure. Therefore, they are much tougher than those manmade materials that tend to be low-density and fragile.
Moreover, natural stones are weather-resistant, will not decay, and will be able to stand the test of time. Likewise, their composition will remain the same throughout, making the landscape material sturdy for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Some stone types such as limestones can also withstand heat, frost, and moisture. For this reason, they are the best option for Canada’s extreme weather conditions. Granite pavers and steps are an even more durable option for commercial projects that will experience constant wear and tear, including excessive salt use in Canadian winters. Stones such as our sandstones are more suitable for residential applications as they are more gentle on bare feet and are more porous allowing water percolation.
Increases The Value Of Your Property
Because of the elegant look and hardwearing nature of natural stones, it’s one of the most sought after materials for outdoor living spaces. They’ll retain their handsome appearance whether you use stone as part of your outdoor kitchen or your backyard’s landscaping, adding to the overall value of your home.
A Sound Investment
STONEarch natural stone products are long-lasting and can be cleaned & sealed every few years to maintain their authentic look which is sometimes challenging with concrete or wood alternatives. Also, some landscape materials will break down, experience wear and tear, and will need replacing or refinishing to preserve their beauty. Meanwhile, natural stones have a uniform composition so wear marks, scratches, and chips will not be as visible. This is especially the case in our block stone steps in which it is a solid single block of stone.
All natural stones that are part of the STONEarch natural stone collection, from slate to granite, can endure natural weather changes. Also, they will maintain its appearance and usability. Keeping them clean and neat is pretty simple and will require little to no effort on your part to retain its original condition besides annual cleaning & sealing of the stones.
No matter the season, natural stones are pretty comfortable to maintain. You only need to sweep it often and hose it down occasionally. So whether snow or rain, you’ll only need a few cleaning tools regardless of the size of your outdoor area.