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Top Paving Stone Patio Trends

Welcome to the vibrant world of Project Landscape, where your backyard dreams are just a stone’s throw away from reality! As we step into the fresh outdoors of Calgary, let’s talk about something that’s been capturing the imaginations of homeowners far and wide: the ever-evolving trends in paving stone patios. Ah, patios — those wonderful extensions of our homes where memories are made under the open sky, from sizzling summer barbecues to tranquil morning coffees wrapped in the embrace of a new dawn.

In this blog, we’re not just scratching the surface; we’re digging deep into the top paving stone patio trends that are reshaping our outdoor spaces into breathtaking oases of leisure, beauty, and functionality. Whether you’re contemplating a complete backyard overhaul or simply looking to spruce up your existing patio, you’ve landed in the right place.

But, why paving stones, you ask? Oh, dear reader, these aren’t your ordinary slabs of rock. Paving stones offer unparalleled versatility, durability, and aesthetic appeal, transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. As we explore the latest trends, you’ll discover how these humble stones can elevate your outdoor living to new heights of style and comfort.

Ready to embark on this journey? Keep your eyes peeled as we step through each trend, offering a blend of inspiration, practical advice, and a touch of cheeky charm. And remember, the team at Project Landscape is always just a click or a call away at (403) 257-4059 or Project Landscape, ready to turn your paving stone patio dreams into a stunning reality. Let’s pave the way to a trendsetting outdoor space together!

Table Of Contents: 

1. Paving Stones Vs Concrete 

2. Techo Bloc Top Pavers

3. Belgards Top Pavers 

4. Barkmans Top Pavers 

5. Project Landscape: A Certified Paving Stone Company 

Paving Stones Vs Concrete

Ah, the age-old debate that rumbles through the realms of backyards and patios alike: Paving Stones vs. Concrete. It’s the outdoor equivalent of choosing between a classic, vintage wine and a sleek, modern cocktail. Both have their allure, their champions, and, of course, their perfect setting. Here at Project Landscape in Calgary, we’ve laid down both, danced on both, and spilled barbecue sauce on both. So, who wins in the epic showdown for the heart of your backyard? Let’s dive in and dirty those hands (metaphorically speaking) with the details.

Paving Stones: The Artists of the Backyard

Paving stones are like the chameleons of the patio world, offering a spectrum of colors, textures, and patterns that can make your outdoor space a true reflection of your personal style. They’re the jazz musicians of landscaping — cool, sophisticated, and always ready to improvise. Want a patio that winks at the Tuscan sun? Or perhaps a pathway that strides boldly into modern minimalism? Paving stones are your go-to.

The beauty of paving stones isn’t just skin deep. These individual pieces mean that repairs are a cinch. Pop out the rogue stone that’s seen too many freeze-thaw cycles and replace it without a fuss. It’s like having a wardrobe where you can replace just the one sock that’s lost its partner to the abyss behind the dryer.

Concrete: The Steady Contender

On the other side, we have concrete — the dependable, the sturdy, the one-coat-fits-all solution. Pour it, smooth it, and voilà, you have a patio that’s as steadfast as your grandmother’s advice. Concrete is the marathon runner of the outdoor materials world: it’s in it for the long haul, with durability and strength that can stand up to whatever the Calgary weather throws at it.

But let’s not paint concrete as the dull cousin at the patio party. Today’s concrete comes in various finishes and colors, and can even be stamped to mimic the look of natural stone. It’s like discovering that your reliable family sedan can actually do 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye.

The Verdict?

So, which is the champion of the backyard brawl? Well, the truth is, it depends on you. Your style, your needs, and how you use your space. Paving stones offer unparalleled customization and easy repair, making them ideal for those who view their outdoor space as an extension of their personal expression. Concrete, with its durability and lower initial cost, is perfect for the pragmatists among us who value simplicity and strength.

No matter your choice, remember that at Project Landscape, we’re here to help you bring your vision to life. Whether you lean towards the artistic flexibility of paving stones or the solid reliability of concrete, we’ve got the skills, the tools, and the cheeky charm to make your patio dreams a reality. Ready to take the next step? Visit us at Project Landscape or give us a call at (403) 257-4059. Let’s create a space that’s unmistakably you.

Techo Bloc Top Pavers

And now, for the main event, where the stars of the paving stone patio world step into the spotlight. It’s like the Oscars, but for your backyard, and trust me, the competition is just as fierce. At Project Landscape, we’ve seen trends come and go, but some stars shine a bit brighter in the Calgary patio scene. Let’s introduce you to the Techo-Bloc top pavers that have homeowners swooning and patios transforming from drab to fab.

1. BLU 60 Pavers – The Reigning Champion

Imagine a paver so versatile, so stylish, that it’s been Calgary homeowners’ top choice for not one, not two, but three years running. Enter BLU 60, the Leonardo DiCaprio of paving stones. Its sleek, modern look combined with its durability makes it a no-brainer for any outdoor space. Whether you’re hosting a chic soirée or enjoying a quiet, cozy night under the stars, BLU 60 pavers set the stage for unforgettable moments. It’s the paving stone that says, “Yes, I like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain is just an excuse to show off my fabulous patio.”

2. Hexa 60 Pavers – A Modern Touch

For those who dare to be different, Hexa 60 pavers are the conversation starters of the paving world. With their unique hexagonal shape, these pavers bring a modern twist to the traditional patio. Think of them as the hip, geometric sunglasses of your backyard – they don’t just shade; they make a statement. Perfect for creating patterns that capture the eye and imagination, Hexa 60 is for the homeowner who enjoys standing out from the crowd. They’re not just paving stones; they’re pieces of art under your feet.

3. Para Pavers – The Perfect Paver Slab for the Perfect Patio

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Para Pavers – the Meryl Streep of paving stones. Consistently excellent, undeniably versatile, and stunningly beautiful, these pavers bring a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. The Para Paver is the perfect slab for those who dream of a seamless transition from their chic indoor space to a breathtaking outdoor oasis. Its smooth texture and clean lines whisper refined sophistication, making it the ideal backdrop for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. It’s the paving stone that doesn’t just complete your patio; it elevates it.

At Project Landscape in Calgary, we understand that choosing the right paving stones for your patio is like curating the perfect cast for your blockbuster backyard makeover. Each option brings its own flair, function, and foundation to the table. Whether you lean towards the versatile elegance of BLU 60, the unique charm of Hexa 60, or the sophisticated simplicity of Para Pavers, we’re here to roll out the red carpet and bring your vision to life.

Belgards Top Pavers 

Roll out the red carpet, and let’s welcome the Belgard brigade to the Project Landscape stage! In the bustling city of Calgary, where homeowners crave that unique blend of sophistication and character in their outdoor spaces, Belgard pavers have been paving the way (see what I did there?) to some breathtaking transformations. Whether your heart desires the sleek modernity of linear designs or the charming nostalgia of cobblestone paths, Belgard’s top picks are here to inspire and impress. So, without further ado, let’s meet the stars of the show.

1. Dimensions – The Architect’s Dream

First up is Dimensions, a paver that’s all about crisp, clean lines and smooth surfaces, promising to turn your patio into a contemporary masterpiece. With its 3-piece system plus accent pieces, Dimensions delivers not just aesthetic appeal but maximum efficiency too. Think of it as the modernist painter of your outdoor gallery, offering a canvas that’s both strikingly simple and profoundly deep. Perfect for those who love their outdoor spaces to mirror the sleek lines and minimalist vibes of their indoor style, Dimensions is the blueprint for a patio that speaks in volumes of understated elegance.

2. Papyrus – The Touch of Nature

Next, we introduce Papyrus, a paver that brings the unique, organic texture right under your feet, blending the touch of modern elegance with the essence of nature. Imagine a patio that feels like a page out of an ancient manuscript, each stone inscribed with stories told by the earth itself. Papyrus is not just a paving stone; it’s an experience, offering a tactile journey through time and nature, making it an ideal choice for those looking to add a profound, natural aesthetic to their outdoor living space.

3. Brooklyn Paver – The Timeless Elegance

The Brooklyn Paver steps in with the timeless look and feel of weathered stone, bringing a piece of historical charm to your backyard. This paver is like that classic novel you can’t put down, offering depth, character, and a sense of enduring beauty. Its ability to blend seamlessly with both traditional and contemporary designs makes it a versatile choice for any homeowner looking to infuse their outdoor space with the soulful essence of aged stone, creating a setting where every moment becomes a memory.

4. Charlestone – The Cobbled Classic

Last, but certainly not least, is Charlestone, evoking early American streets and walkways with its distinctive look of weathered, hand-cobbled stone. Walking on Charlestone is like stepping back in time, where each step tells a story of yesteryears and whispers tales of the past. It’s perfect for those who yearn for the romance of old-world charm, creating a space that feels both expansive and intimately familiar. With Charlestone, your patio isn’t just a part of your home; it’s a gateway to another era.

Belgard truly paves the way with these top-choice paving stones, each offering its unique charm and character to Calgary homes. Whether you’re drawn to the sleek modernity of Dimensions, the organic allure of Papyrus, the timeless elegance of Brooklyn, or the historical romance of Charlestone, Project Landscape is here to bring these visions to life.

Barkmans Top Pavers 

Let’s take a delightful detour into the charming world of Barkman’s top pavers, where tradition meets innovation, and your patio becomes a canvas for timeless design. Here at Project Landscape in Calgary, we’re all about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Barkman, a name synonymous with quality and elegance in the world of paving stones. Whether you’re crafting a cozy walkway or dreaming up the perfect patio paradise, Barkman’s got a paver for that. So, let’s explore these trendsetters one by one, shall we?

1. Broadway 65mm – The Contemporary Maestro

Imagine a paver that’s as versatile as your playlist, capable of setting the mood for any outdoor occasion. Enter Broadway 65mm, the large profile paver that’s hitting all the right notes in residential landscaping. With its sleek and contemporary design, Broadway is the go-to for creating stunning pathways and patios that speak volumes of your modern aesthetic. Available in 4 sizes and 7 colors, this paver plays well with any project, making even the simplest of designs sing. And at 65mm thick, it’s specially designed for the soft footfalls of pedestrian traffic, ensuring your outdoor space isn’t just beautiful, but practical too.

2. Lexington – The Vanguard of Slabs

Next up is Lexington, a paver that’s breaking new ground in slab sophistication. With variated colors baked right into the mix, Lexington slabs are the premium choice for patios and walkways that demand attention. Available in three dynamic colors, these slabs make a bold statement without uttering a word. They’re the epitome of “speak softly and carry a big stick,” bringing a new era of elegance to your landscape. Remember, when laying down Lexington, to leave a 2-5mm gap between each slab. This not only eases installation but also lays the groundwork for the jointing sand to work its magic.

3. Cobble – The Timeless Tribute

And for those who yearn for the nostalgia of yesteryear, Barkman’s Cobble paver is your hallowed ground. This paver brings the old-world charm of European streets or early American paths right to your doorstep. Its distinctive open spacer joint design doesn’t just ooze historical allure; it’s also a champ at permeable paver applications, ensuring your outdoor space marries style with sustainability. Cobble stone pavers are the perfect ode to architecture that echoes the past, creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also rich in story and style.

Barkman pavers pave the way (pun very much intended) for creating outdoor spaces that are as unique as the people who enjoy them. From the contemporary flair of Broadway to the revolutionary elegance of Lexington and the timeless appeal of Cobble, there’s a Barkman paver for every taste and project. Ready to turn your outdoor space into a Barkman masterpiece? The team at Project Landscape in Calgary is eager to help.

Project Landscape: A Certified Paving Stone Company 

And there you have it, folks – a whirlwind tour through the grand pavilion of paving stones, courtesy of your friends here at Project Landscape. From the sleek lines of Broadway to the bold statements of Lexington and the timeless charm of Cobble, we’ve journeyed through a landscape rich with possibilities, each path leading to a unique destination: your dream outdoor space.

But why embark on this journey with us, you might wonder? Well, aside from our undeniable charm and wit, Project Landscape isn’t just any paving stone patio company. We’re like the triple-threat in the paving stone world, holding certifications that make us stand out in the Calgary landscaping scene.

Why Project Landscape Rocks (Literally)

  1. ICPI Certified: First off, we’re certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), which is basically like having a black belt in paving stone installation. This means we’re not just playing in the dirt; we’re crafting with precision, backed by the latest industry standards and techniques.
  2. Certified Tech-Pro Installer: Next up, we’re a certified Tech-Pro Installer, which means we’ve got the inside scoop on all things Techo-Bloc. From the latest product innovations to specialized installation methods, we bring a level of expertise and finesse to your project that’s as rare as finding a four-leaf clover in your backyard.
  3. Belgard Master Craftsmen Installer: And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also Belgard Master Craftsmen installers. This prestigious certification is like the Oscar of the landscaping world, recognizing our exceptional skill in bringing Belgard’s top-quality paving stones to life in your outdoor space.

The Project Landscape Promise

Choosing Project Landscape means opting for a team that not only talks the talk but walks the walkway (paved with exquisite paving stones, of course). Our certifications are more than just fancy titles; they’re a promise. A promise that your outdoor space is in the hands of professionals who are passionate about design, meticulous about installation, and dedicated to transforming your backyard into a masterpiece.

So, Calgary homeowners, if you’re dreaming of a patio that’s the envy of the neighborhood or a walkway that welcomes you home with open arms, look no further. Project Landscape is your certified partner in paving perfection. Let’s make those paving stone dreams a reality, shall we?

Ready to start your paving project with a team that’s certified to impress? Visit us at Project Landscape or give us a buzz at (403) 257-4059. Together, we’ll pave the way to a backyard oasis that’s not just designed but certified to delight.

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