With so many types of pavers, it can get a little overwhelming – especially when it comes too thick or thin pavers. But, keep calm and read on! You’ll find all the answers.
Since lockdown, Canadians have delved into DIY home improvement projects to keep themselves busy.
But, when it comes to landscaping their property with paving, they’re often stumped!
With so many types of pavers, it can get a little overwhelming – especially when it comes to thick or thin pavers.
We’re often inundated with calls and queries, asking “What’s the difference?”, “Where should I use them?” and “Which is more expensive?”.
But, keep calm and read on! You’ll find all the answers in this blog.
Thick pavers are, on average, around 2 3/8 inches to 3.5 inches thick and are used for new construction and home builds.
They’re the perfect paving to use on outdoor projects that don’t have poured concrete underneath and experience heavy, sustained foot and vehicle traffic.
Thin pavers will crack and crumble under the weight over time!
Choose Thick Pavers If You’re:
- Remodelling your garage (concrete will be removed and replaced with thick pavers)
- Constructing new pool decking for your existing home
- Repaving or building a new driveway
- Building a new patio in your garden
Thin pavers typically measure at around 3/4 inch to 1.25 inches and are actually considered to be a tile and not a paver due to their thinness making them less durable.
For this reason, they’re the perfect ‘paving’ for remodelling any concrete areas that won’t have to withstand the weight of vehicles.
Because of this, they are usually used for remodelling existing decks, patios, pavements, and front entries!
Choose Thin Pavers If You’re Remodelling:
- Your existing pool decking
- Any patios, pavements, or pathways
- Your front entries
Which Paver Is More Pricey
Although thin pavers are almost half as thick as thick pavers – they don’t cost half the price. They actually cost about the same!
Essentially, thick pavers are the crowd-favourite in comparison to their thinner counterparts. So, there’s less of a demand for them, and thus, less production.
Manufacturers have to shut down the system to switch out the shaping moulds. This loss of production time for a product that doesn’t sell as fast translates into thin pavers being pricey!
Now that you know where to use thick and thin pavers (and which one costs more), your home paving project will be that much easier!
But, if you find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t be afraid to ask C Aurora Paving Ltd for help.
After paving the way to smooth, safe surfaces in Ontario since 1976, we’ve got the ability you need for a seamless, strategic, and stress-free paving project. You’ll enjoy only the highest quality paving that will withstand the test of time and our worst weather!
Contact us today for cost-effective, long-lasting asphalt paving contractors.