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Hardscapes of Handcrafted Stone, Porcelain, and Concrete

Natural stone pool coping

Handcrafted Stone

When it comes to hardscaping your outdoor area, there’s nothing quite like a natural aesthetic. Handcrafted stone has emerged as a favored alternative to natural stone – and for good reason: While they emulate the timeless elegance of natural stone, these manufactured products are fully customizable, available in a variety of sizes, textures, and colors to perfectly accent any setting.

Paving with Porcelain

Porcelain pavers are made from special clays that are kiln-fired to produce a dense and water-resistant product that is highly resistant to scratching, staining, and fading. No-nonsense porcelain pavers are a homeowners’ dream: Installation is simple, they don’t have to be sealed (even if you choose not to seal the pavers, you should seal the grout), and maintenance is a breeze. This ease and durability, paired with a natural elegance, make for an ideal pool deck, walkway, or driveway.

These manufactured pavers are available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, including planks and large modular shapes. The pavers imitate a variety of stones and even replicate wood finishes. Whether you want a contemporary style, a tile that offers simple elegance, or one that mimics a wood texture, you’re sure to find an alluring style.

Choosing Concrete

Concrete pavers are an attractive, long-lasting, and affordable option for creating an exquisite hardscape for an outdoor oasis. Manufactured in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, concrete pool pavers emulate the richness and elegance of natural stone without the high price tag.

Concrete pavers are as strong and durable as natural stone, resistant to freezing, making them ideal outdoor pavers in cooler climates. When choosing concrete pavers, you can decide whether or not to seal them. Leave them bare for a natural weathered look that will appear over time, or preserve the look by applying a sealant. Product offerings vary by region but include a variety of colors and textures to match any style.

Finalizing Your Choices

Once you’ve looked through your options, it’s time to see the samples in person and speak with a professional to narrow down your search. Find an NPT showroom close to you and start building your outdoor dream space!