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Walkways are often an afterthought to the design of outdoor patios and garden features. But, when designed with intent, this element has the power to bring a garden to life. Good walkways create opportunities to bring focus to specific features and create an effortless flow when walking from one point to the next.

The versatile selection of materials, colors, and styles of walkways offers an array of options when creating the perfect path for your outdoor living space.  

Different Types And Styles Of Paved Outdoor Walkways

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While there are many different styles and types of walkways out there, some are definitely better than others. For example, gravel and concrete are all well and good but they both come with their own set of cons.

This is why, at Buddha Builders, we specialize in interlocking pavers. These not only look beautiful but come in a wide variety of stone types, colors, shapes, and sizes. This makes them the perfect choice for any home. The best part? They are also permeable – meaning less runoff and flooding!

Here are some different types of paved outdoor walkways for you to consider:

Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are attractive and practical, typically providing a comparable aesthetic to natural stone, but at a fraction of the cost (sometimes marking a similar price range to poured concrete).

Not only do they look great, but they are incredibly durable. Like with bricks and stones, if a paver gets chipped or damaged, you simply need to replace that one block. This makes maintaining a smooth, level walkway surface effortless!

These pavers are modular (interlocking), making them perfect for home-builders of any level. Their easy installation and practical design enable builders to get creative – by introducing curves and other decorative patterns into their walkways.

This, paired with a choice from numerous styles, colors, sizes, thicknesses, and textures makes interlocking concrete pavers ideal for any walkway. 

Classic Brick Style

There’s nothing more classic than a pathway patterned with bricks. They are traditionally made in red, orange, and brown hues, which beautifully complement green garden hues.

Today, there are concrete pavers with a similar aesthetic to clay bricks and are often a lot easier to pave due to their interlocking ability.

Their durability and flexibility make them more resistant to cracking. Maintenance is simply done by replacing individual damaged bricks to repair the paving.

Natural Stone Style

Interlocking pavers can look like natural stones. While these are often a more pricey paving option, the aesthetic perks often motivate their selection. Each stone looks unique in its color and shape, which makes for a beautiful natural-looking walkway.

Their durability also enables these paving stones to withstand extreme (hot and cold) temperatures. So, not only does a natural stone paving style make practical sense, but it can add a sense of luxury and earthiness to your outdoor space.

Why Choose Interlocking Pavers Over Concrete Or Gravel?

While poured concrete and gravel are affordable solutions, they aren’t as versatile as interlocking pavers and stones. Poured concrete can wear down over time and it can start to look unappealing as you can’t simply fix the damaged spots.

Gravel paving is easy to lay and inexpensive. However, the installation of a pathway does require slightly more than just throwing stones into a uniform arrangement and it can be difficult to maintain as it can spread easily.

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Installing a beautiful walkway into your outdoor living space can help to direct foot traffic and enhance the flow of your space. While it can be difficult to choose the right style, we’re here to help you out. Contact us today so we can create a beautiful walkway for your outdoor living area!