Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Green tips for your home: use pavers to use less energy

Pavers/tiles

You can implement many strategies to ensure your home is greener, environmentally friendly and less toxic, both for you and for the earth. This post will talk about using paver or tiles to detoxify your outdoor areas to ensure they are greener and healthier for you, your family and your pets (if you have any).

Instead of using concrete in outdoor driveways, pavements and exposed entertainment areas, consider using tiles/pavers instead. Concrete heats up very quickly and gives out heat, which means that if there is a concreted area near your house, it will radiate that heat toward the house, making it hotter and making it necessary to use air conditioning to cool the house.

The paver/tiles on the other hand, are much cooler in temperature, do not radiate heat to surrounding areas, are much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye and can even be placed so that vegetation grows in between the tiles/pavers.

Pavers can be made from a number of different materials - granite, sandstone, brick- and the best material to use for your areas will depend on where they will be used. Tiles can also be made from a number of different materials - ceramic, granite, marble - and the best material to use for your areas will depend on where they will be used and how much wear they will need to bear. Pavers are more likely to be used in external, uncovered areas such as driveways and paths, whereas tiles are more likely to be used in covered walkways, patios and verandahs.

As you can see, there are so many ways to save the planet, which use up less energy, produce less pollution, save you more money and help your physical fitness. It's a win-win situation. So what are you waiting for?  Search Amazon.com for pavers stones