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What Is The Best Outdoor Walkway Material?

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Your ideal walkway material depends on various factors, but concrete can be modified in beautiful ways.

Any outdoor pathway or walkway is a surefire way to add beauty and visual interest to your landscaping and hardscaping as a whole. They are also often practical and can lead to anything and everything from pools, to romantic nooks, to blooming outdoor gardens, to cozy benches. The walkway has numerous applications and can offer just as many benefits, and are diverse in how they can be constructed and what materials they can be made from. Design possibilities are veritably endless. Here are some things to take into consideration to ensure that your walkway adds to your hardscaping and is made from the right materials.

Know What You Want Your Walkway To Look Like

A walkway should be built to serve your exact aesthetic tastes and practical needs. Once you know what these are, you can get started. As there are such a diverse number of colors, materials, and design concepts which you can utilize, it is key that you have this nailed down. If you would prefer subtle materials that blend seamlessly with current hardscaping, or bold and colorful materials which add impactful visual interest to the overall design of your space, you should choose those materials which correspond correctly with your wishes.    

Know The Exact Purpose Of Your Walkway

Before deciding on eventual design and potential materials, know what you want to get out of your walkway. Will it guide guests and loved ones between specific points? Will it be a purely decorative component of your landscaping and hardscaping? There are many reasons why people choose to add walkways to their property, and these are some of the most common ones.   

Common Walkway Materials

Common walkway materials include concrete, which is durable and cost effective and comes in numerous options. These include poured concrete, which can provide a smooth finish, concrete pavers, which interlock like puzzle pieces and come in diverse sizes and shapes, and stamped concrete, which can mimic beautiful natural stone at a less hefty price. Natural stone is far more expensive, but provides a timeless and refined elegance to any hardscaping. These natural stone options include marble, limestone, and travertine, which are all gorgeous and require a sealer for outdoor use. Slate is another natural stone option which holds up amazingly outdoors and is both durable and has strong color variations. Aggregate stone and brick are other common walkway materials which provide rustic and timeless looks.

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