Frequently Asked Questions About Antique Pavers



ANTIQUE PAVER FAQS ...

Q: What is the difference between antique pavers and today’s modern concrete pavers?

A: The answer is quite simple. Antique pavers over several years build their strength. This is through a process known as verification. Verification is where chemicals are used over lengths of time to help bind the ingredients strongly together over long lengths of time. On the other hand, concrete pavers are produced and made to be strong straight away.
Concrete paver

Q: How do the two compare to each other?

A: Well concrete pavers as explained above are produced strong and durable straight away however, they are not as durable as the antque pavers. Antique pavers get stronger with age so they will last longer.

Q: Can you purchase antique pavers from manufactures nowadays?

A: Yes! There are specially built machine that exceed over 50 years old, that have been designed especially for the production of this specific type of pavers.

Q: Is a sealer recommended to be used on both indoor and outdoor applications?

Sealing Pavers A: Yes it is wise to use a sealer for antique pavers both indoors and out because of their surface texture. A sealer will also prevent harsh stains for occurring. A sealer will also protect the paver’s natural and unique colors.

Q: What are the overall benefits of using antique pavers?

 A: There are many benefits! They include:

  1. They vary in size and shape.
  2. They have softness in texture that cannot be match by any other pavers.
  3. They’re suitable for any residential pavements.
  4. They can be made to replicate many historical pavement features.
  5. They come in huge range of colors for all surfaces.

Q: Can they be installed by a do-it-yourselfer?

A: Due to the uniqueness with this style of paver it may be recommended that a masonry skilled paver carry out the installation process.

Q: What types of colors are they available in?

A: There are several colors. Some are:

  • Rustic orange
  • Pale yellow
  • Antique style reds
  • Earthy natural tones
  • Cream textures
Colored Paver
Q: Can they be made to replicate other pavers?
Paver A: Yes indeed! Over many years most natural stone pavers such as Bluestone, limestone, cobblestone, sandstone and many more become antique. In other cases they can definitely be replicated during the manufacturing process to look just like a natural stone antiqued paver.

Q: What is the best product to be used when filling in the joints of antique pavers?

A: Cement based sand is most likely the best. Otherwise mortared joint filler can be used.

Q: Are they versatile?

A: Definitely Yes! They are suited to most applications such as:

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Walkways
  • Sidewalks
  • Historical Places
  • Shopping centers
  • Public places
  • Parks
Paved Pathway