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A Quick Look at the Pros and Cons of Granite Pavers


Interlocking paving stones are an excellent option for a wide range of hardscaping projects, from driveways and walkways to patios to pool decks to outdoor kitchen floors and so much more. And consumers have plenty of choices as to the type of paving stone they’d like to use in their yard, as there are many different types of pavers. Among these various types are a number of natural stones, one of which is granite. And like any other material, there are pros and cons of granite pavers that you should consider when looking at your hardscaping choices.

Pros of Granite Pavers

  • Granite comes in a wide range of natural colors and patterns, so there are lots of options for finding a look that’s exactly what you want

  • This elegant stone is widely considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing

  • The non-porous surface of granite is resistant to stains, scratches, and other damage

  • It’s a highly durable, weather-resistant, and fade-resistant material, so your hardscaping will look great and not need replacing for a long time

  • They’re not prone to shifting, buckling, or cracking

  • This stone is heat resistant, so it’s a good material for pool decks and other areas that get a lot of direct sunlight; it’s also well suited to flooring around fire pits and outdoor fireplaces

  • Granite pavers are easy to clean and quite low-maintenance

  • Projects completed with granite pavers will add curb appeal and value to your home

Cons of Granite Pavers

  • Granite pavers tend to be more expensive than many other natural stone pavers

  • Cost can increase depending on the particular color and pattern you want

  • While granite is fairly stain-resistant, stains can be particularly difficult to remove from this material if they set in

  • This material is not ideal for DIY projects, as it’s heavy, hard to cut, and generally difficult to work with

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