I have found that most people compare pavers to bluestone more than many other materials. In addition, the assumption is that bluestone will cost a lot more.
It will if you have a lot of square footage. However, for smaller areas you’d be surprised at the difference in pricing.
If you love the look of natural stone, I would definitely consider bluestone. However, pavers do offer a lot more color choices and patterns. You can also blend in different design more easily, such as borders or circle inserts.
Please take a look at some of the pages below for more pictures and information.
Look further down for my comparisons
More Pages on Pavers
Pavers - lots of additional information
Driveway - difference between real cobblestones and pavers
Apron - using pavers at the driveway entry
Walkways - tips and photos
Driveway Materials - pavers and other choices
Paver Installation - how to correctly install them
More Pages on Bluestone
Patio Pictures - see photos of some great bluestone design ideas
Bluestone Steps - different types of bluestone for steps
Cold Areas - Q&A on freeze-thaw and bluestone
Bluestone Over Concrete - Q&A on this topic and my advice
Some of the main pros and cons when comparing pavers to bluestone.
Also see my page where I compare pavers to concrete
If you'd like help with your patio, take a look at my ebook on patio designs. Choose from many of my professional layouts or modify them!
And if you'd like to know real pricing for almost all areas of landscaping, you will find this book extremely informative...and eye opening!
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