Clay Brick Pavers Colors
THERE ARE TWO FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE COLOR OF CLAY BRICK PAVERS ...
Firstly, their colors are determined by the intrinsic color of the raw clay material and the location of the quarry where the raw material is mined.
Secondly, their colors are dependent upon the process implemented to fire the clay material. Manufacturers may place additives into the clay mixture to create different color variations throughout the whole brick solid. Also, surfaces of the paver unit may be varied and colored by adding sand coats, additives and slurry to the face side. Another technique to vary the color of the paver is achieved by changing the firing temperature.
Clay Paver "Flashing Technique"
Firing the clay paver at extreme heat temperature will make it turn to a darker color and is called the 'flashing' technique, to allow manufacturers the ability to manipulate color processes and provide an interesting array of colors, blends and highlights. This flashing procedure allows it to maintain its true color and withstand the harsh climatic extremes for a lifetime.
The Natural Beauty of Clay Pavers
|One of the main advantages of clay brick pavers is the warm and natural beauty or non-artificial appearance of the individual unit as well as the whole pavement when it is installed. The richness of the colors is highly evident and cannot be disputed. This is due to the fact that no artificial dyes were used to create them and no unnatural pigments were added to during the manufacturing process.|
Clay Paver Colors
These are earthy, natural tones and blends. They match effortlessly into any architectural landscaping designs and look simply stunning when installed by a professional paving contractor. After all, there is no more perfect paving material than the earth itself and clay pavers are made from the natural materials found inside our planets soils.
There are four primary clay colors that are naturally evident in the soils of the world. They are red, green, brown and buff, yet from these four bases it is possible to make a wide and exciting spectrum of colorful pavers ranging from lightly toned creams to the darkest of browns, as well as the traditional variety of reds, orange and pink. Metallic undertones are achieved via reflective minerals such as iron, which is found in shale and clay deposits.
Paver Installation Ideas
|Consider the purpose and location of the paving that you would like to install; because a heavily trafficked area would more likely to suit a darker colored paver due to the fact that stains and dirt will not show up readily. Lighter colored pavers would suit lower trafficked areas such as swimming pools.|
Take enough time to choose the most suitable color for your own landscaping project and obtain the opinions of as many paving professionals as time will allow. You will find that their expert advice can make your end result even better than you may have imagined. Nothing is more valuable than the years of experience gained from a paving professional or landscaping architect.