Are you organising a space that kids and older adults will often frequent? If you are planning a daycare centre, retirement home or family home, go one step further and safeguard the area by choosing a paver that is best suited for these age groups.
You’ll want to pick a paver that aids visual impairments and is safe while still being stylish. When selecting stone pavers, you should consider the benefits of the stone and its elements, including texture and features.
Here are our top pavers for young kids and elderly.
A soft and smooth natural stone, sandstone is comfortable for all ages. It is excellent for barefoot interaction but best of all, it is naturally slip-resistant, helping deter falls due to the flooring. Furthermore, it is smooth and not too porous, making it easy to maintain, which is great for when the kids get messy.
Boasting a natural non-slip surface, travertine is a favourite choice from our collection of stone pavers. It has a porous and textured surface that is suitable for traction but also comfortable to walk on for those who want a safe walking surface. Best of all, it is cool to touch, making it suitable for children who might be running around barefoot under the hot sun.
Not only is it a versatile option that is attractive, but bluestone pavers have many features. Firstly, it is non-slip, promoting safety for those who need a stable walking surface. Secondly, it is resistant to wear and tear. This is perfect for areas that experience large foot traffic but also for play areas for children who may see a lot of items on the floor and dragged across it.
Soft and smooth, limestone pavers are great for both children and the elderly. It is less likely to get too hot in direct sunlight, so it is great for kids to play on and for the elderly to walk on. Furthermore, it is available in various colours, making it as visually appealing as it is comfortable.
While stone pavers are extremely popular, permeable pavers are also ideal for younger and older age groups. As permeable pavers allow water to pass through, they reduce the risk of puddles as they have excellent drainage. This will make the area safer to walk on, especially in wet weather or areas near fountains or swimming pools.
Still, trying to decide which paver is best for your project? When choosing a flooring solution with the elderly or children in mind, it is important you choose the right paver. To find the right paver, we invite you to visit our Punchbowl showroom. Here, you can discuss with our team of experts what you need and they can lead you to the perfect option.
For all outdoor paving needs, look no further than Outdoor & General. We offer the largest collection of natural stone pavers in Sydney. We supply builders, architects, contractors, designers, local governments and more.