Seems I can’t walk or drive by a commercial or residential development without seeing a new style of paving stones being installed, the creative designers working for companies like Belgard or Alan Block continue to come out with new and compelling styles, shapes and materials every year.
People love the look of stone and want it integrated into their own landscaping design. I think maybe it makes a space feel both eternal and brings a natural design feeling into ones yard and, even if the stone is manufactured the desirability of it is not in the least diminished. Manufactured pavers have many advantages over stone quarried from the ground, not the least being cost, but I think the biggest advantage is being able to install pavers in hundreds of styles and shapes to easily compliment your special needs for your home.
This morning I ran across a nice little article entitled Paving Stones Popular in the North Shore News that I think everyone interested in the subject will find both informative and fun to read.