There are many good aesthetic reasons for using clay pavers
, but what about the practical reasons? Are clay pavers tough enough to last? Are they cost-effective? These 5 reasons to use clay pavers should put any doubts you may have about them to rest:
Many people wrongly believe that clay pavers are not as strong as concrete or stone pavers. Actually, it depends on the clay pavers chosen. For driveways
and other heavy load areas, nothing beats clay brick pavers. For pathways, patios
and other foot traffic areas, clay tiles are ideal.
2: Cost Benefits
Clay pavers are uniform in appearance and maintain their colour even after long-term exposure to the sun's UV radiation. Most clay paver suppliers recommend buying a few extras just in case one does get broken or badly stained. A single paver can be replaced and it won't "stand out like a sore thumb" and within a short time will blend in perfectly with surrounding pavers. Hence, you will never be faced with the prospect of replacing all of your paving just because of damage to a single paver.
3: Slip Resistance
Choose clay pavers for any surface and you can find one that will be safe for use. Even on a steep, wet driveway or pathway, a clay paver will provide the traction you need to drive or walk in complete confidence.
4: Easy Maintenance
Clay pavers have been used for centuries and can be found throughout the world. Entire cities are paved with clay pavers and they look as beautiful today as they did hundreds of years ago. This is because they are so hard-wearing and easy to maintain. At most, all it takes is a mild detergent and a little scrubbing to clean even heavily soiled clay pavers and usually they can just be hosed down or swept clean.
5: Environmentally Friendly
Clay pavers are a kiln-dried product made from a readily available, naturally occurring substance. No environmentally damaging chemicals are used in their production. History shows that areas surrounding clay-making facilities do not suffer environmental damage and the land can be re-claimed for other uses or re-planted after use.
Add to these 5 practical reasons for buying clay pavers all of the aesthetic reasons for choosing clay and it's hard to find a reason not to buy clay pavers. Their natural appearance enhances the appearance of any home or landscape and the colour palette you have to work from gives you enormous room for creativity and individual flare. Clay pavers are the time-tested, timeless choice: they never go out of style and you will never tire of their warm, natural beauty.