Your entertaining area is one space that should always look amazing. This is where you will spend most of your time when guests stop by. It should be easy to maintain yet offer a comfortable, inviting look that complements your home décor and personal style. If you’re trying to decide between pavers and painted concrete, make sure you know the pros and cons of each material and how it will affect your ability to entertain.
Pavers and painted concrete can be very appealing in terms of style and visual appeal. When you paint concrete, you have the opportunity to choose a colour that matches your home décor. If you want something straightforward that doesn’t require the help of an artist, then you will likely stick with just one colour across the floor or patio. If concrete is already installed, then painting may be an easy option.
On the other hand, if you want something more unique and elaborate, pavers may be the better option. There are many different shapes available, including some with designs built right into the surface. That means you can easily create a gorgeous repeating pattern with minimal effort (and no artistic skill).
If you entertain often, then durability is going to be a big concern. You want the area to look amazing every time you use it. Cracks and scratches in painted surfaces are unsightly and can lower the overall visual appeal of your entertaining space. Pavers that are unpainted are very durable. Small chips or scratches are usually not noticeable.
Every homeowner wants to keep maintenance to a minimum. Painted concrete lasts a while, but once the paint starts peeling it will require another coat. Peeling paint is a problem that will continue to grow until it is addressed.
Pavers require no paint so there’s no way for the surface to peel. While a cracked or broken paver may need replaced, this is typically a rare occurrence and very easy to deal with on your own. Just make sure you order extra pavers when you put them in and you’ll be good to go should one break later on.
Impress Your Guests with Pavers
The best way to find inspiration for your entertaining area is to start shopping for pavers. ABC Brick offers a huge selection of high quality building materials that come in many sizes, colours, and shapes. Stop by our new Arundel showroom or any of our East Coast warehouses to find the best selection of pavers in Australia!