Interlock, Stone-Link, or Natural Stone:
Paving Stone Options

There are three basic pavers to consider when budgeting for the type of stone work you are considering:

The first and least expensive way to build is using interlocking brick pavers and their wall and step systems.  The next option is man made flagstone pavers, walls and steps, in terms of costs.  Installing natural stone throughout will cost the most.

All three paving stone options are prepared with the same type of foundation, and installed with almost the same techniques.  All three materials will let you achieve the same outcome, in terms of a clean, usable, finished area.  Your budget and tastes will determine what you choose for your patio, steps, walkway or driveway.

Interlock, Interlocking Brick Pavers

Interlock is a tried and true method of paving over your backyard patio or driveway to give your project a beautiful, clean usable area.  It comes in a variety of colors and textures.  The three basic types are the simple rectangular brick, the assorted sized smooth stones that can be used to create winding shapes, and the tumbled look.  They are all of the same quality, the only difference is the look, and therefore cost of the stone itself.  Installation costs are equal for all types of interlocking brick pavers.

Natural Stone Pavers

We have a long history of installation of all types of natural stone, which has always been a very natural and beautiful alternative to interlocking brick paving stones.  Our family business began four generations ago when there was nothing but natural stone to install.  Now however with the invention of man made flagstone we find that we are able to offer our clientele a product that is identical to natural stone without the high cost of the material.

Stone-link Man Made Flagstone

stone-link authorized installer

Stone-Link is a wonderful alternative to natural stone paving stone.  This fantastic man made stone product simulates the look of natural stone without having to pay natural stone prices.  We have used it to create walkways, patios, driveways, flowerboxes, terraces around swimming pools and to recover steps and verandas, allowing us to duplicate the strength and beauty of natural stone at a fraction of the the cost.

Natural Stone Colour and Texture

Stone-Link flagstone is offered in a variety of colors, textures and profiles to suit all styles and applications including retaining walls, stone steps and armour stones.  Simulate the look of natural sandstone, limestone, slate, cobblestone, flagstone, tumbled travertine and more.

Stone-Link Advantages vs. Natural Stone

  • high durability
  • low permeability
  • three times stronger than natural stone
  • resists harsh temperatures better
  • resists the effects of salt damage, and
  • comes with a lifetime warranty

One final difference is that it will leave you with more money in your budget to allocate to other areas of your project.  Possibly to items that you thought were not originally allowed due to budget constraints.

Stone-Link Recycles

A Sustainable Landscaping Solution

Environmentally Friendly.  Stone-Link products are made from recycled materials, are themselves 100% recyclable and replace the need to quarry natural stone, a non-renewable natural resource.

Stone-Link, a popular choice in any home

If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paving stones without the extravagant cost of natural stone, let us design your home with Stone-Link flagstone and create the backyard oasis of your dreams!


Tomar Construction is an Authorized Stone-Link Installer.

Visit us at the National Home Show.  We will be at the Stone-Link booth.

Want More Paving Options?

We have only listed the most requested options.  Our knowledge and experience goes far beyond what is listed above.  We can work with any concrete or stone product that your imagination wants to put into place.  If you want something that is not listed, call us for a free consultation.