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9 amazing outdoor walkway designs to stay on the right path

Publish by Publié par Techo-Bloc on le Sep 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Stone walkways are the red carpet of your landscape. They lead you and your guests to destinations unknown safely and with style. They, in many ways, set the tone for what can be expected out of your outdoor living space. 

Walkway designs are a way for you to make a first and lasting impression. Greet your guests the right way with a walkway design that expresses your unique style. Lay down a classic and timeless walkway with traditional landscape stones or get creative and design a standout walkway that will leave your guests talking about it well after they’ve left your home.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 9 gorgeous walkway designs that will elevate your home’s exterior!

1. Gravel

Gravel isn’t just for driveways. In fact, gravel is becoming more popular with homeowners because of the low maintenance it requires. In fact, not only is gravel low maintenance, but it also lends a more sophisticated, clean and well put together look to any style home.

Gravel is also offered in an array of different colors, sizes and types. From lava rock, crushed granite, colored glass gravel, to the more commonly known river rock and pea gravel, there are no shortage of options on the market.

In terms of design, you can keep it simple by selecting a walkway stone that blends well with the gravel you have chosen or make it stand out by choosing a contrasting color. The choice is yours! In the project seen in the picture above, the homeowners selected our smooth textured Blu Grande patio slab to contrast the heavily textured gravel surrounding it. They also chose the stay in the same color family so as to complement the gravel. Best of all, gravel is easy to install, making it the perfect diy project for you! 

 

Blu GrandeFeatured product : Blu Grande

2. Brick

Brick has been a favorite in landscape design for years. Its classic and timeless aesthetic is why it has been used everywhere from outdoor flooring, to masonry, to outdoor features, etc. Popular among traditional and rustic design lovers, this trend has shown no sign of slowing down over the years. Offered in many different colors and allowing you to install it in many different patterns, a brick walkway will create a unique look in your outdoor space that sets you apart from the rest. 

With that in mind, we at Techo-Bloc have designed a brick look-alike paver that offers you the same warmth and traditional look of a classic brick, but with more durability and resistance. In fact, our Mika paver is more resistant to pedestrian and vehicular wear and is de-icing salt resistant. Dress your brick walkway with our Mika paver! 

Mika Pavers

Featured product : Mika

3. Stepping stones

Looking to add some charm to your backyard garden? Stepping stones are an easy way to create a durable concrete walkway in your backyard without taking away from the surrounding natural elements. In fact, the right stepping stone can enhance the surrounding environment by acting as a natural element itself. Take our Maya stepping stones, for example. These slabs offer the aesthetic of natural stone without all the maintenance!

Enhance the traditional garden feel of your outdoor space with natural stone look-alike pavers that allow you and your guests to walk-around your property safely and efficiently.

Maya Patio Slabs

Featured product : Maya

4. Patterns

For homeowners who love to add a modern twist to their landscape, creating patterns with your pavers and slabs can be an easy way to add an eye-catching element to your outdoor space. Laying down patterns was once reserved for interior design. However, homeowners are taking this indoor trend to the outdoors and creating gorgeous results.

The most popular pattern in landscape design currently is a herringbone pattern. The great thing about this pattern is that it offers much versatility. You can lay wide pavers and slabs in this pattern, or very thin ones. It always guarantees a standout result. Our Westmount paver is a very popular choice among homeowners and designers looking to create a herringbone pattern for their outdoor flooring. Its lean and linear shape makes it a versatile option in landscape design, as well as a great pair for herringbone patterns.

Pool setup with Westmount pavers

Product featured : Industria and Victorien

5. Wood

Wood is the go-to material when looking to create a rustic outdoor space with nothing but natural materials. Wood offers warmth, charm and an overall coziness that can’t can matched! It comes as no surprise that many homeowners wish to add a wood walkway to their landscape. However, wood is very difficult to maintain and does not hold up long term in the outdoors, once it is exposed to weather and other outdoor elements. Because of that, we recommend you opt for a wood look-alike concrete stone that will allow you to achieve the rustic charm of a wood floor, without all the maintenance.

Might we introduce you to our Borealis patio slab? Almost indistinguishable from real wood, this patio slab will dress up any space and requires absolutely no maintenance. That means no deck staining, wood-treating or wood-rotting, ever! The Borealis stepping stones seen in the picture below, adds a rustic charm to this outdoor space and will withstand years of changing temperatures and pedestrian-traffic.

Borealis SlabsProduct featured : Borealis

6. Large tiles

Modern design lovers agree: bigger is better! Well, when it comes to walkway tiles at least.

The look of large, smooth walkway stones offers a clean, contemporary and sleek look to your outdoor space. They are eye-catching without being overwhelming. When they are chosen in a monochromatic color, they allow the surrounding space to speak for itself. Large-scale tile stones complement your backyard beauty and allow your surrounding landscape and outdoor features to draw the eye. Modern design is subtle, clean and uncluttered. Monochromatic large-scale stones help in creating the ultimate contemporary landscape design. The picture below showcases this fact beautifully. The large, sleek, monochromatic walkway tiles enhance the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Patio with Industria Oversized Units

Featured products : Industria Smooth

7. Walkways with steps

Does your property contain multiple levels? If so, you might want to consider adding stone steps to your walkway. At first, some homeowners may consider just adding a walkway down the elevations of their property, without the use of steps. However, adding steps to your walkway is safer and creates more structure in your backyard. Not only does a stone step walkway allow you to ensure a safe walkway for you and your loved ones, but it allows you to add an element of visual interest to your yard.

In fact, with an array of different stone steps and walkway slabs for you to choose from, the freedom to design is yours to claim. Mix and match your stone steps and walkway slabs for an eclectic look or keep it smooth and contemporary with matching textures and colors. The homeowners who designed the walkway design seen in the picture above chose to mix our Antika paver and our York stone steps for an eclectic feel.

Stone Steps

Featured products : Graphix Walls in Onyx Black avec Bullnose Grande Caps in Greyed Nickel

8. Textured Walkways 

Let texture do all the talking on the design of your new walkway. Integrating unique surface finishes will not only create dimension but will also be a treat for your feet. Techo-Bloc offers creative collections that feature unique textures from experiencing the feeling of sandy beaches with our Ocean slab all the way to the Sahara dessert with our Dunes slab. Intended to enhance rather than distract, the addition of Slate, Granitex or sand-like texture to your walkway will also provide a non-slip experience for your guests, especially while walking poolside.

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Featured products : Dunes

9. Cobblestone

Cobblestone walkways is another trend that has been around for generations. From gracing centuries-old castles to modern-day streets, cobblestone walkways will never go out of style.

If you’re looking to add a traditional touch to your outdoor space, cobblestone is an ideal option. Not only does cobblestone add charm to your exterior, but they also blend well with the surrounding elements, which means that they can be added to any outdoor space. For an extra layer of durability, Techo-Bloc has designed a concrete cobblestone paver that offers you more durability than the natural cobblestone. Our Villagio paver will withstand years of weather changes, pedestrian-traffic and vehicular-traffic. This paver is also offered in an array of colors, allowing you to add your personal flair to a traditional design.

Cobblerstone Pavers Villagio

Featured products : Villagio

Now that you’re inspired, discover the products that will help you lay down this walkway in our Landscape Catalog.

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Subjects:Sujets: Walkways, WALKWAY, OUTDOOR LIVING, BACKYARD DESIGN, BACKYARD LANDSCAPING IDEAS, stone walkway, WALKWAY DESIGN, WALKWAY IDEAS

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