Polymeric Sand Color on Paver Patios

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimLewis, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. justinla45

    justinla45 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I'm in total disagreement why would you have to match the sand and pavers. Grey sand with brown pavers absolutely stands and looks fantastic.
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  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,876

    I agree 100%. This is kind of an old thread. But even back in 2010 when I posted it, we were mostly using gray for all our installs anyway. Since then, we've installed over 100 paver patios all sorts of colors and gray always works great.
  3. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    SCAGRIDER22: I was just on Unilocks website and noticed the same thing about the Umbriano, but I noticed that they also note the following:

    Jointing Material and Joint Stabilization

    · Good: Ordinary dry joint sand

    · Better: Most polymeric sands can be used (proper cleaning is essential prior to and during activation)

    · Best: ordinary dry joint sand stabilized by a water-based or solvent based joint sand stabilizer sealer.

    I have laid 3 patios recently with Umbriano and used poly in the joints with good results.
  4. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Can ya post pics for me to get a look-see? Ty, David
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