The different styles of Paving that are popular today

How many times have you stepped out recently, maybe in your front garden or back garden and seen how tired your current paving looks?

If you fall into this bracket then you will be forgiven in thinking that as summer approaches, you want to do something about it.

Well, in this article we will be discussing some of the different paving styles that are popular with home owners across the country.

Block Paving:

Block Paving has always been a firm favourite because although it adds a lot of cosmetic appeal to a property, it is also usually made from solid sandstone which means that it will last a very long time and will be able to withstand heavy erosion from the harsh weather seasons.

Another positive for using Block Paving is that it has a lot of variations in design, colours and of course, when it comes to specific patterns, you really can create any design you want.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete:

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is the other form of paving which is really coming into vogue these last few years.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is abit like Block Paving however the blocks are more smaller which usually means you have more flexibility in design.

The one thing that really stands out when you use Pattern Imprinted Concrete is that you tend to get a better finish as you can get much more tidier cuts and sealings.

So there you go, the above two styles are the ones that everyone seems to be going for these days so if you feel you need to upgrade your paving, its worth looking into them further.


JL Landscapes are one of Liverpool’s premier Landscaping Contractors and specialise in installing Paving across Liverpool.

What is the key skill needed for professional Block Paving

A lot of people may be wondering what Block Paving really is because what it means to one person is usually different to another person.

Block Paving is thought by some to be ‘paving flags’ whilst others consider it paving using special ‘bricks’ or blocks.

In reality though, it is a combination of both.

One thing is for sure though, no matter where you are, you can be pretty much assured that an example of Block Paving will not be far away.

Most city streets are a paved with a form of Block Paving whilst the majority of home driveways and paving is also completed using Block Paving. This is especially true when it comes to larger cities for example Block Paving Liverpool has some great examples that date back to the 19th century.

So, with Block Paving proving to be a key component in home and civil construction, what is the ‘key’ to good Block Paving.

The ‘key’ as some consider is utilising the most highest of quality materials you can find with the view that the better the materials, the better the completed project whilst other consider the ‘key’ to be expert craftsmanship i.e. neat cutting of the block so the finish project is as neat and symmetrical as possible.

In reality it is both these views plus a few more, however, one thing is for sure and that is professional Block Paving can really add value to any property it is installed in so if you are thinking about installing some new Block Paving at your property, whoever you decide to use, make sure they can provide examples of their previous work and the materials used.