If the first word you think when you hear “commercial pavers” is “heavy-duty” then you are right. By virtue of nature, when choosing natural stone pavers for commercial projects, you need to focus more on the chosen paver’s durability and functionality rather than aesthetics.
In Sydney, Granite pavers are the most popular natural stone paver for commercial outdoor use. At Armstone, we stock a wide range of granite pavers and porcelain granite pavers for your selection. Other natural stones that are council approved for commercial use, are porphyry cobblestones and porcelain pavers.
Some important considerations for commercial pavers are that they can withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic, are dense and durable, and have a good grip (high non-slip rating).
So, let’s have a look at some of the options available for you at Armstone.
Natural stone pavers are known for their ability to stand the test of time. But not all natural stone pavers are structurally built to withstand the type of pressure that commercial properties require. Granite – being an igneous rock formed by magma or lava solidifying and cooling over the span of millions of years – is popular in the building and construction industry because it is extremely tough and durable.
The most popular commercial Granite paver is the G684 – else known as Raven granite at Armstone. Much like the name suggests, it features a charcoal colouring which is an ideal choice for areas with high foot traffic as it masks stains easily and require less cleaning and overall maintenance. Additionally, Raven Granite stone pavers are one of the densest granite options, with a flamed finish which gives the stone a P5 non-slip rating – the highest split grip rating for commercial grade installations.
If you’re looking for a lighter colouring for your outdoor commercial project, the G654 Granite paver – or as we call Gris Granite at Armstone – is the best option for you. Gris Granite is silver-grey in colour with all the positive features of Raven granite.
If you look at the pathways in Europe and Mediterranean you will see that cobblestones are an extremely robust, dense, and durable material that can withstand both heavy foot and vehicle traffic and environmental changes for thousands of years.
Which is why cobblestone pavers are an ideal choice for commercial use. In Sydney, Porphyry Cobblestones are the council approved choice. Porphyry is a very dense igneous rock with a colour palette of mixed greys and browns. At Armstone, we stock Porfido Porphyry cobblestones, which have a naturally split surface and sawn sides, giving extra grip and slip-resistance – both important for commercial use with heavy loads of foot and vehicle traffic.
Last (but certainly not least), porcelain pavers are an excellent choice for all commercial projects. Used for apartment floors and rooftops, steps and even pedestal systems, porcelain pavers are made from structural clay that is compressed and glazed. At Armstone we supply a wide range of designs such as limestone, travertine, granite, quartz, sandstone, and marble – suitable for modern or traditional commercial outdoor projects. Porcelain pavers do not require sealing, are non-slip and stain averse, and dense – all critical considerations for commercial flooring.
Unlike natural stone pavers, porcelain pavers do not have any fracture points in their structure. As such, porcelain tiles will not get any hair-line fractures from the expansion and contraction process of changing seasons. If you want your outdoor commercial project to stand the test of time, consider porcelain pavers.
Armstone began its journey in 2010 when Arman Minas saw that New South Wales had a need for quality natural stone pavers supplied from the best quarries around the world.
Since then, Armstone has been on a mission to help create a difference by helping commercial builders create exquisite outdoors that stand the test of time.
With a high focus on providing you with the best-service and latest industry advice, Armstone is one of the most reputable natural stone suppliers in Sydney. Our secret is working directly with you on your commercial project and its specific scope so that you deliver the best outdoor flooring possible, within the scope of your design and budget.
As a predominantly family-run business, we know how frustrating it is to buy a product only to be left in limbo trying to figure out how to use it. Which is why we pride ourselves in offering unparalleled support for commercial and residential projects. Our team is always an email or phone call away for any questions.
Browse our range of commercial natural stone and porcelain pavers and cobblestones online or visit our Sydney showroom in Glebe to chat with us in person. If you’re researching online and collecting quotes for your commercial project, reach us online or by calling 1300 560 560 to chat with our team of experts. We would love to help answer all your questions.
Are natural stone pavers better than concrete pavers for commercial projects?
This depends on a few factors, the biggest of which is your budget. While natural stone pavers are aesthetically pleasing and durable, if you are working on a tight budget, you may be better off using concrete pavers for your commercial project. In saying that, concrete is more susceptible to cracking over time due to seasonal temperature changes. Check out our comprehensive guide where we review this in more detail.
How much do your commercial pavers cost?
We do not list our pricing guide online because each project is unique, and the pavers need to be scoped and quoted accordingly. As a rough guide, natural stone pavers have a higher investment point than porcelain pavers. Meanwhile, cobblestones have a more accessible price point than other natural stone pavers. For more detailed quotes, reach us online or calling 1300 560 560.
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