Design Trends: Enhancing Outdoor Spaces with Pavers


Axi 18″ x 36″ x 3/4″ White Pine Paver (T)

Accelerating within the year, the need for outdoor spaces has grown immensely within the past decade, especially commercially. As people are craving to spend more time outside, so is the growing expectation that outdoor amenities become available and functional. The hospitality industry is improving their outdoor dining spaces and courtyards, while office buildings are building outdoor lunch break areas. Multi-residential units are looking to build shared terraces and courtyards, drawing more people to their property with the motivation to provide a comfortable environment for tenants to stay.

As you consider improving your outdoor spaces, it is important to know how pavers are the foundation upon which exterior design is built upon. A well-installed, high quality paver is not only functionally useful, but when thoughtfully used into the design, can provide a striking visual impact.

AKDO offers a refined range of porcelain pavers with a thickness of ¾” (20mm), resulting in an unsurpassed number of technical advantages. With a high durability to weight and traffic, combined with the ability handle the stresses of harsh weather, porcelain pavers are a natural choice for commercial outdoor environments.

Beyond their performance, porcelain pavers can emulate the look of any material, that would you generally use indoors, allowing for a limitless amount of design choices to meet any application. Read on for the emerging trends in exterior design using porcelain pavers.

Au Natural with Cement-Look Porcelain

Concrete Jungle 24″ x 24″ x 3/4″ Store Paver (T)

AKDO’s cement-look porcelain pavers are the perfect solution to elevate your outdoor hospitality spaces with a trendy industrial-chic look. Go for an au-natural outdoor space with cement-look pavers such as Concrete Jungle or Mason, providing a lightweight, uncompromising aesthetic with high slip resistance, sure to weather the elements.

Bringing the Indoors Out with Wood-Look Porcelain

Axi 24″ x 24″ x 3/4″ Grey Timber Paver (T)

Another emerging trend is creating an exterior design as an extension of the interior, resulting in a space that easily flows into one another. With wood-look porcelain, an outdoor space can be curated to feel cozy and familiar, allowing for a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors and back again.  Recreate the splendor of natural wood with AKDO’s Axi Pavers.

Create a Seamless Transition with Large Format Stone-Look Porcelain

Skyscape 20″ x 40″ x 3/4″ Crescent Paver (T)

Large-format pavers are paving their way into the contemporary architecture design, allowing for spacious and clean look with less grout joints. Bring the beauty of a luxurious natural stone to your outdoor space with stone-look pavers like Skyscape, available in large formats of 20”x40” or 24”x24’.

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