The temperature is rising and flowers are blossoming. We certainly get the feeling that summer is on its way. There is nothing more Australian than to spend time with your family and friends outdoors in summer. Is your outdoor area up to the challenge of entertaining people in the coming summer? If not, now is the time to get busy and prepare your outdoor area.

There are many different ways to remodel your outdoor area. Laying a new layer of green grass can definitely make the area look fresh and it’s cost effective. But it also requires constant maintenance and mowing. Concreting the whole area or even tiling over it may be another idea. But it’s quite costly as well as much work is involved in it. That’s why one of the best ways to reform your outdoors is to use pavers.

Pavers can dramatically transform an outdoor area without requiring exhaustive effort. The basic principle of installation is simple: dig the area for the pavers, lay a thin layer of sand and compact it, and position the pavers from one end to the other. The process is easy enough for many people to do it as a DIY project. Another great benefit of using pavers is that the area can be modified or expanded freely.

There are currently many forms of pavers available in the market and the range continues to expand. Concrete and brick pavers are some of the most common pavers used. They are very practical and have the potential to improve the aesthetic appeal of the area. However, they can’t beat the beauty of natural stone pavers. While there is a variety of natural stone pavers available, travertine pavers and sandstone pavers are the most popular products here in Sydney.

Travertine Pavers

Travertine has been one of the most popular natural stone products in Sydney for the last few years. We love the dramatic and luxurious character of travertine. It’s also one of the harder natural stones, making it a practical choice. Tumbled travertine pavers are perfect for outdoors, even as pool deck pavers, as the natural pores give this product an anti-slip factor. While there are a handful of different colour variations, the most common ones come in a cream colour.

Sandstone Pavers

Sandstone is made of compacted sand grains. Just as the colour of sand varies, there is a wide range of colours available in sandstone. The teakwood colour however is one of the most popular types. With its elegant flowing patterns, teakwood sandstone is an unmistakable natural stone product. Sandstone is practical as it’s very durable. The grainy texture gives a natural anti-slip factor which is safe to use even in a wet area.

With natural stone products, the price has always kept some people away from them. But TFO sells natural stone products, including travertine pavers and sandstone pavers, at a fraction of the prices elsewhere. Why not go for natural stone pavers when you can buy them for the same price as brick or concrete pavers?