Product Spotlight: Arbel Stone

If you’re seeking a hardscape that speaks to your inner naturalist without making you sacrifice style, look no further! This week we’re putting our beautiful Arbel under the spotlight. Take a look at what this paver can do for you.

Part of the Natural Collection, Arbel is ideal for anybody wanting to shy away from the more geometric patterns and opt for something that looks natural and professional. It comes in six earthy shades that are perfectly suited for a driveway, walkway or pool area.

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With just enough grooves and ridges on the stone to retain harmony with the natural world, yet pleasant to walk on with your bare feet, the Arbel surface is the perfect stone for anyone who’s itching to feel at home in the great outdoors.

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The natural, rustic shape of this stone combines the best of both worlds: the unassuming ambience of the outdoors and the refined attitude of modern design. Who says you can’t be functional, elegant, and feel in touch with nature all at the same time?

Product Spotlight: Lafitt Rustic Slab

This week we’re spotlighting one of our newest large-scale pavers, Lafitt Rustic Slab.

Lafitt Rustic Slab features the look and texture of cut slate combined with the lasting strength and staying power that are hallmarks of Belgard pavers. Three shapes allow for a wide variety of design options, giving homeowners the ability to create eye-catching pool decks, patios, walkways and more, with a natural slate appearance.

See how Lafitt Rustic Slab pavers transform these outdoor living spaces:

Product Spotlight: Mega Arbel

As many homeowners look to create outdoor spaces that have a natural look and blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment, we’re spotlighting one of our favorite pavers, Mega Arbel.

Mega Arbel gives homeowners the perfectly integrated, natural-looking hardscapes they desire. Its scale is similar to natural flagstone. With its irregular shape and textured surface, Mega Arbel creates outdoor spaces that flow harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.

See how Mega Arbel becomes part of these outdoor living spaces:

Backyard Makeover 101

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know by now that we are big proponents of homeowners having an outside space that works with their lifestyle. Have you always been interested in a paver project for your own home but don’t know where to start? Here’s a bird’s eye view of the five-step process for making your backyard makeover dreams a reality.


Step 1 – Get Inspired
We recommend taking time to do your homework. Research your options and decide what types of features you want in your own outdoor space. The Belgard Idea Book is packed full of beautiful backyards from extravagant to simple and space maximizing.

Step 2 – Organize Ideas
Once you have an idea of the styles you like, organize your ideas so you can easily see patterns in the vision you have. The Belgard Style File can help. You can browse our image gallery, save photos for inspiration, explore styles and textures, and collaborate on projects with friends and professionals.

Step 3 – Design Consultation
After you’ve got a fairly clear idea of what you want your outdoor living space to look like, it’s time to reach out to an expert for a design consultation. On our Contact page, you have the option to select “Set up a free estimate or design consultation;” check this box and a Belgard representative will get in touch with you. Or if you’ve create a Style File you can send it directly to your local Belgard Authorized Contractor (BAC).

Step 4 – Product Selection
Work with your Belgard Authorized Contractor or Dealer to select your favorite Belgard paver and wall block. They will be able to show you the color options available in your region and help guide you in what will look best in your space.

Step 5 – Installation
Once all of the decisions have been made, it’s time to put your BAC to work installing your new outdoor living space. Choosing Belgard means you can rest at ease because we guarantee our product against manufacturing defects for as long as you own your home, plus we offer a transferable warranty so if you ever decide to sell your house the next homeowner will have the same peace of mind.

Happy Labor Day! A Salute to Belgard Authorized Contractors

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. This Labor Day, we are celebrating Belgard Authorized Contractors (BAC) who make installing our pavers a labor of love.

Check out some of our favorite outdoor living spaces installed by BACs:

This outdoor living space in Charlotte, N.C. was designed by BAC Legacy Landscaping and includes an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and pool. The project used Mega Lafitt pavers in River Street Blend and Mega Bergerac pavers in Potomac.

This fire pit and patio located in Pismo Beach, Calif. designed by BAC Addison Landscape is one of the most stunning locations we’ve ever seen. The project showcases Mega Arbel pavers in Toscana and Celtik wall in Toscana.

This patio in Fishers, Ind. features a fire pit, walls and a dining area by BAC McCune Outdoor Living. The project includes Bergerac pavers in Harvest Blend with Brittany Beige and Weston Wall in Harvest Blend.

To find a Belgard Authorized Contractor near you, visit http://www.belgard.com/locator.

Top Picks on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great place to find and collect ideas for your outdoor spaces. The Belgard Hardscapes Pinterest page has a wealth of beautiful photography organized by the different ways pavers can be used to help you design your perfect outdoor living space. This week, we’re counting down our top picks on Pinterest as decided by your repins and likes. Enjoy!

#10 – Mountain Retreat with Amenities

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This gorgeous mountain retreat garnered 67 repins and 15 likes making it our #10 top pin.

#9 – A Poolside Evening

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This evening poolside shot received 80 repins and 35 likes making it the #9 top pick on Pinterest.

#8 – Adirondacks by the Fire Pit

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Belgard Pinterest followers gave this Mega Arbel patio and fire pit 86 repins and 16 likes putting it at #8 in our countdown.

#7 – The Outdoor Room

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This transitional space blurs the lines between indoors and out, placing at the #7 spot with 91 repins and 23 likes.

#6 – Greek Spinach Dip

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Our fans can’t get enough of this Greek Spinach Dip recipe originally posted on the Belgard blog, where we regularly post recipes for outdoor entertaining. With 92 repins and 12 likes it’s our #6 top pin.

#5 – All About the Details

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The combination of Mega Arbel and Old World pavers was a hit receiving 93 repins and 20 likes and landing in the #5 spot.

#4 – Dining Outdoors

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Belgard Pinterest fans love cooking outdoors and with 113 repins and 11 likes this outdoor kitchen is at the top of their wish list and #4 in our countdown.

#3 – Fireplace with Built-In Seating

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This patio featuring a fireplace and built-in seating wall is our #3 top pick on Pinterest with 126 repins and 22 likes.

#2 – A Space for Entertaining

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The #2 spot in our countdown goes to this outdoor space made for entertaining. With 144 repins and 35 likes, Pinterest users wish their backyard looked like this.

#1 – The Perfect Patio

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Belgard Pinterest followers’ #1 top pick is this perfect patio receiving 160 repins and 34 likes. With a seating area, fireplace and grill station, we couldn’t agree more – it’s perfect for outdoor entertaining!