Over the last few years, one patio design trend that continues to grow in popularity is the increased size of patio pavers. Although the classic styles of smaller cobble and brick pavers still have a strong following, particularly in neighborhoods with more traditional architecture, homeowners with contemporary architecture have a tendency to lean towards the fashionable lines of larger pavers.
Some attribute the style shift to the European and Mediterranean design influences that have been infiltrating American architecture and both interior and exterior design for the last couple of decades. Others attribute the shift to the design strategy of using larger pavers to make a smaller outdoor space appear more spacious and less cluttered. Whatever the reasons, large-format pavers have become an undeniable trend in contemporary patio design.
Likely driven somewhat by the green movement, as well as European design influences, many homeowners are drawn to the look of natural stone. Belgard, an industry leader, offers a variety of large format pavers that emulate the look of natural stone, with the added benefits of reduced costs and increased durability.
Many Belgard pavers and retaining wall products are created by scanning natural stone with a 3-D scanner and using the dimensional imagery to create molds to produce hardscape products that mimic the look and texture of slate, flagstone, or hand-chiseled rock. But unlike natural stone, pavers can be laid in a pattern that deceptively looks random but installs much more easily.
On the Peninsula and in the South Bay, Exterior Designs Pavers is you authorized contractor for Belgard Hardscapes. They are a family owned company serving the Bay Area since 1996, Exterior Designs has helped 100's of customers, design, pick and choose, and execute their projects to complete satisfaction. They provide the highest quality craftsmanship at the most reasonable price. All of their work is done per ICPI specifications, so you can feel confident with their 20 year warranty. If you’re looking for a professional paver contractor using the top brands of paving stones for your landscaping project, call Todd for a Free Consultation.