Advantages of Using Clay Pavers
December 12, 2022
Author: Zech Smith
There are several advantages of clay pavers. Our hardscape experts at Brickworks Supply Center have compile a short list of things to keep in mind when considering clay pavers for your next project.
Durability: Clay pavers are generally more durable than other types of pavers and can withstand heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions. This is particularly important in regions that require heavy salting during winter months to maintain the road surface. Municipal project completed with clay pavers can be expected to outlast us all with some clay paver projects in the US now over 100 years old.
Colorfast: Clay pavers are colorfast, meaning that they are resistant to fading or discoloration over time. This is due to the firing process that clay pavers undergo, which helps to seal in the color and make it more resistant to fading or discoloration. Clay pavers are less likely to fade or discolor when exposed to UV light or extreme weather conditions compared to other types of pavers. This makes them a great choice for outdoor projects where color stability is important, such as streets, patios, walkways, or driveways. If you want the color you pick to last a lifetime, clay pavers are the right choice for your project!
Color: Choose bricks that complement the color palette of your project. The texture of the brick you choose can play an important role in how the color is perceived when the project is complete so be sure to keep that in mind. Lastly, when it comes to color, the mortar color you choose will make up nearly 20% of what you see. The mortar color can have a huge impact on the look and feel you are trying to achieve.
Aesthetics: Clay pavers can have a more natural and attractive appearance than other types of pavers. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, which can add character and warmth to your outdoor space.
Sustainability: Clay pavers are made from natural materials and are generally more sustainable than other types of pavers, which are often made from cement and other synthetic materials. They are also made through a firing process that typically uses less energy than other types of pavers. These are just a few of the factors that contribute to the sustainability of clay pavers and make them a good choice for eco-conscious architects, builders and homeowners.
Maintenance: Clay pavers typically require less maintenance than other types of pavers. They are less prone to staining and don't require sealing or resurfacing.
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The things to consider for your next project can seem daunting at times. Feel free to reach out or stop by your closest Brickworks Supply Center location to discuss your upcoming project and let our staff do some of the heavy lifting for you.