Why choose pavers? And which type of paver should I choose?

In the last post we talked about the benefits of choosing interlocking pavers over poured in place concrete pads for your driveway or patio. So the answers to why are simple: longevity, quality, endless color and design options, and value! Now the question is what type of paver should you pick? There are various shapes, sizes, colors, and different materials pavers are made out of. Concrete, clay, porcelain, large sizes, small sizes, dark colors, light colors, and combining all of these together is an option as well.