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Interlocking concrete pavers are versatile sections of compacted
concrete that are used to pave paths, patios, driveways and steps. They
are available in numerous colors and shapes and simulate bricks, tiles,
cobblestones and granite blocks. Pavers are available from garden
centers and nurseries, lumber yards, hardware stores and discount
stores. Because of their uniformity, pavers fit together easily and
their installation is a common do-it-yourself project.
When choosing paver colors, select shades that harmonize with the area.
Pavers a couple of shades lighter than the color of the house or
building do not compete for attention. Gray pavers used with brick
houses eliminate the urge many of us have to try to match everything.
Use brick pavers with wood or stone houses to add warmth. Avoid
monotony by combining two colors of paver or use pavers with a blended
color. Changing the texture of the paver can also add interest. Smooth,
rounded surfaces should be used where people are walking, playing or
bicycling. Jagged, rough-textured surfaces can be used in areas of less
traffic to create an accent or border.