Paver Types For Driveway, Patio, Walkway And More

Paver Types are one of the most important aspects of a successful paving project. Knowing what type to use, and how to place them, can have a huge effect on the final outcome.   Paving is not a one-size-fits all solution; there are many types of pavements that each serve different purposes.

This article will provide an overview of 15 different types of pavements with their characteristics and uses so you can make an informed decision when it comes time for your next paving project!

What is Paver and its function?

Paver is a generic name for the blacktop, asphalt surfaces used to build roads and walkways. The paver blocks are solidified tar with stone or sand fillers that offer an even surface for walking and driving. Some pavers can also be decorative!

Pavements are used by pedestrians and vehicles alike; they can also be installed as rainwater or flood water drainage, in which case they are known as stormwater management.

Pavements can be installed in sidewalks to provide a decorative border in front of a building or structure. In addition, they can include walkways with benches and outdoor furnishing for pedestrian areas, including general use paths like bicycle routes that connect parks, community gardens, schools, houses and commercial areas.

Material and Characteristics of Paver

Paver is a pathway or walkway made from a variety of materials in block form, laid out on a bed of sand/soil. Paving includes the use of brick, block or stone to create paved areas for sidewalks and roads. Paving material varies greatly in size and shape.

Paver blocks are manufactured with different shapes, textures, designs and styles to create beautiful paved areas that compliment the structure it surrounds or is installed next to.

Paver can also have different colors. There are colored pavers made with resin and various stones or aggregates that add color to the paver blocks without changing their appearance.

The shape of the paver is a series of blocks that are joined together to form a paved surface. The width, length, and height have different specifications for each type of paver. The measurements are usually written in inches, feet and yards.

Types of paver

The paver types include: the concrete pavers, the bricks pavers, and the synthetic pavers etc. Each of these paver types has distinct characteristics and uses for a wide variety of applications in urban construction.

Concrete Pavers

These pavers are the most common ones. They come in a variety of colors and have various forms to suit your design.

The concrete paving blocks are used for driveways, walkways, pools etc. As they can be cut easily according to the required size, they provide a great deal of flexibility in design and use. These paver blocks are designed to be used on the surface of a ground, either for driveways or patios.

Bricks Pavers

These pavers are made from bricks fired in a kiln to make them sturdy and strong, with high durability.

They come in two types: solid or hollow. The solid brick pavers are used for the main surface of driveways or walkways, while the hollow ones are used for patches.

They can be easily fitted together to make different designs and patterns, with more versatility than concrete pavers. They are ideal for installations that need a lot of flexibility and variety in design. However, these pavers cannot be cut down to create curved patterns; this is done using special techniques.

Plastic Pavers

The Plastic Pavers are made from recycled plastic materials. They come in large paving blocks and can be used to create unique designs easily, in any color or pattern you want!

These pavers are used for creating patios with a special design, as they provide great flexibility for designing your own paver walkways or driveways.

Border Pavers

The border pavers are used for creating borders between two areas; they are generally installed in small gardens or lawns, to define different sections of the area.

These paver blocks come in various colors and shapes; They can be cut easily to create different designs as per your choice. These pavers can also be used to create landscape borders for flower beds, plants and trees.

Wall Pavers

The wall pavers are used for creating vertical walls around the garden, or other similar decorative purposes.

They are available in various shapes that can be cut easily; they provide a lot of flexibility in designing a wall, as the pavers are lightweight and can be attached easily to each other.

The Wall Block Pavers - These pavers are made from concrete or brick blocks that are used for making vertical walls around the garden, or for any type of decorative purpose.

They come in different shapes and sizes, and are easily cut down to any shape you want. A lot of flexibility can be used in designing the walkways or patios, as these pavers do not need any special technique for installation.

Flat Pavers

The flat paver blocks are made by laying one concrete block over another to create a flat surface that can be used for a lot of different applications.

They are available in various colors and shapes, with the main purpose to create flat surfaces on patios or walkways; they are also used for decorative purposes, such as creating patterns and designs on walls and fences using stencils. The pavers can be attached easily using mortar through the use of a trowel.

They have a lot of space for designing, and are best suited to long walkways or driveways that do not require any curves or bends. They can easily be used on the ground surface to create patios as well!

Cobblestones Pavers

These pavers are made from cobblestones that are commonly used in the construction industry. 

They are generally used to create driveways, especially in rural areas where a traditional look is required. They come in various sizes, and can be arranged together in different patterns and designs; they can also be cut down easily for forming curved walkways or patios.

Select Pavers

Select paver blocks are made from concrete or a mixture of cement and recycled materials. These pavers have various applications, some of them being used for driveways, walkways, patios and courses in golf courses. 

They can be easily cut down for creating curved patterns. The paver blocks are available in different colors and shapes, with their main application being the creation of patios or pathways that require a lot of flexibility in design. Instead of using concrete or bricks to create paths, select pavers provide greater variety and flexibility in designing your pathways.

Decorative Pavers

These pavers are used to create a decorative flooring; they should not be confused with the other types of paver blocks that are generally used for pathways or driveways. 

They come in various colors and shapes, and have no use except for creating a flat surface, which can be used to enhance the beauty of the decorated area. They are installed by cutting them into size and shapes, using a cement mixture.

Traditional Pavers

These pavers are made of different types of materials such as concrete or bricks; they come in various colors and sizes and can be cut easily to create curved patterns for walkways or patios.

The traditional brick pavers come in traditional colors such as red, black and white, which are used for creating pathways or walkways.

Colored Pavers

This is not an article list paver type, but I thought it might be helpful to some people who are looking for a certain color.

These pavers come in various colors and shapes with the main purpose being decorative purposes. They can be installed easily by cutting them into size and shape depending upon your required pattern; they are also used in walls and fences.

Textured Pavers

These pavers come in various sizes and colors; they are commonly used for decorative purposes. They can be easily cut down to fit any pattern that you want to create. Due to their flexibility, they can be installed on both flat surfaces as well as on inclines or vertical walls.

They give a real stone look with the texture being close to that of natural stones. They are best suited for use in gardens or lawns.

Wood Pavers

Wood pavers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can easily be installed over grass surfaces and on horizontal surfaces to create patterns or designs; they also work well with vertical surfaces and slopes.

They can be easily damaged by water that stands under the pavers for prolonged periods of time.

Grass Pavers

Glass pavers are used mainly for decorative purposes, and can be easily installed on different surfaces such as wood floors, concrete or grass areas. They give an elegant appearance to any area where they are installed; however installation might prove a challenge if you have never worked with them before.

They can be easily cut into various shapes and sizes, depending on your design.

Tile Pavers

These pavers are made from concrete or melted tiles, making them a bit expensive when compared with other types of paver blocks.  

They can be easily cut into any size and shape depending upon the pattern you want to create; they come in different shapes and colors as well. These pavers are used for walkways, walls and driveways.


- How can I install tile pavers in my backyard?

There are different types of tile pavers that you can install in your backyard. Before installing the tiles, which are available in either red or black colors, it is essential to level out the area where you want to place them.

After leveling the area, make sure that you have set up a frame behind where you will be laying down tiling and then begin laying the tiles down.

- Should I order paver samples before I install them?

Yes, you should always order an ample number of paver samples so that you can have a good look at them and make sure that each color or pattern is what you are looking for. You also need to check if they are compatible with your chosen surface.

- How can I remove the pavers from my driveway?

You will need special lifting equipment for removing the pavers that were installed on your driveway; you cannot pull them out by hand as they are too heavy.

- What is the cost of installing paver stones?

Paver stone installation costs depend largely on factors such as the surface area you want to cover, type and number of colors used in setting up your paving stones. It also depends on the type of stones you use.

Concrete pavers: $2.00 – $10.00

Glass pavers: $6.00 – $20.00

Metallic paver stones: $12.00 – $18.00

Ceramic tiles: $5.50 – $27.99


Pavers are generally used in gardens, commercial areas and residential homes; they come in a number of colors and patterns and can be used to create patterns or designs. They are not very expensive and they make an excellent decoration for your home, especially where you want to highlight a specific area of your driveway, garden or yard.

The most important thing is to choose the paver stones that will work best with your requirements; installation should also be done by experienced professionals so that you get the best results.

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