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5 Ways to Use Pavers in Your Business
If you are building a commercial space or renovating an existing one, make sure you put some thought into your outdoor areas, walkways, and driveways. These areas are the first impression of your business and they help to drive traffic and direct customers.
While poured concrete might seem like a natural choice for these areas, there is often a better choice for aesthetic, functional and even economic reasons.
Here are five ways you can use commercial paving to improve your business.
1. Aesthetic Appeal and Design Choices
When it comes to business, you can’t underestimate the importance of visual appeal. Even very plain outdoor paving is quite visually appealing, and with a little imagination, a paved path or courtyard can be a central aesthetic feature.
With a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colours and materials available, pavers give you a lot of options. If you want a rustic, natural look – say for a cafe or art gallery – you could go with natural limestone paving or travertine pavers. For real versatility, concrete pavers provide a great range of colours and styles, and can even be made to order. By choosing the right colours and patterns, you can even integrate your outdoor paving with your company branding.
2. Direct Foot Traffic
Apart from looking good, walkways and driveways serve an obvious functional purpose – helping to direct customers and staff members. With a range of distinctive colours, styles and patterns, patterns are perfect for this task. By cleverly colour-coating your premises, you can indicate different parts of your business, making it easier for people to get what they need.
3. Create Communal Outdoor Spaces
As well as paths and driveways, paving can be used to create outdoor spaces for customers or passers-by. Whether this is part of your business, such as an outdoor eating area in a restaurant, or simply a space for people to sit and relax, outdoor areas like this make your business more welcoming.
4. Increase Safety
One of the important benefits of outdoor paving is increased safety for your business. Paving stones are generally quite slip-resistant, creating a safer overall work environment.
Because of the way outdoor paving is constructed, it also has a lot of natural resistance. This makes pavers better at withstanding shifting ground and changing temperatures without cracking. Fewer cracks mean less tripping hazards and greater safety.
5. Save Money and Time
While the upfront cost of paving is sometimes a little higher, they offer significant long-term savings. Paving stones are long lasting and easy to repair and unlike cement, they are not easily affected by swinging temperatures, heavy use, or intense weather. Best of all, if a paver is ever damaged you can simply replace it individually rather than having a huge repair job on your hands. This saves time, money and stress.