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What are the Different Types of Edging Pavers?

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Edging pavers are a good way to enhance the appearance of many landscape features, including garden and flower beds, tree and shrub plantings, walkways, garden paths and driveways. Edging pavers come in a wide variety of styles, colors and materials. They provide an alternative to other types of edging like plastic, metal or wood and are the most durable of all these types of edging.

One of the most common and affordable types of edging pavers are made of concrete. These pavers are very versatile as manufacturers are able to cast them in a variety of shapes and sizes. Interlocking pavers allow for unbroken curves with variable arcs. Concrete pavers can be colored by the addition of pigments during the manufacturing process. Textures, patterns and decorative designs may be cast in the surface of these types of pavers.

Brick pavers are less versatile than concrete pavers but are a popular choice nonetheless. They not only create a timeless look that can complement the exterior of a home or other structure but are also very durable. They might not, however, be suited to applications requiring curved lines. These pavers come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, but tend to be more expensive than comparable concrete types. Bricks also tend to be thick, requiring more excavation during installation.

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Natural stone edging pavers are some of the most expensive but can be very attractive. Many types are available, including limestone, shale, travertine marble, granite and sandstone. Textures, colors and patterns not found in any other type of paver can be found in natural stone pavers. Like brick pavers, they are also very durable but may not work well for laying curved lines.

Resin pavers are cast from a man-made material that is sometimes manufactured from recycled plastics. These types of edging pavers are very durable and are nearly impossible to break under normal conditions. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are the second most versatile edging paver after concrete. Resin pavers can be cast to resemble many of the other types of pavers including brick and natural stone.

Another type of edging paver is the terra cotta paver. While not common, these pavers are very attractive and also come in a number of shapes, colors and sizes. Terra cotta edging pavers are not as durable as some other types of pavers but offer landscapers and homeowners an alternative to more traditional types of pavers.

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