If you’ve been searching for the perfect patio flooring for your outdoor living space, chances are that you’ve come across information about Techo-Bloc products, and specifically, about the Borealis slab collection.
Homeowners have gone absolutely gaga over these new and exciting concrete pavers and, as a result, they have been in high demand in recent years. While you can find some basic information about Borealis slabs by conducting an online search, you need a lot more detail in order to make a final decision for your hardscaping project.
Because we’re so familiar with the Borealis slab collection, we’ve decided to write up a detailed post with an insider’s perspective on everything that these unique slabs have to offer.
The Hardwood Experience
Wood flooring has been popular for thousands of years. In the early days, it was used out of ease and convenience, but today hardwood evokes a strong connection with the past, a sense of romance and charm and a touch of sophistication.
Everyone wants hardwood flooring, but it certainly comes with its drawbacks. First, hardwood flooring can be quite expensive and not everyone can afford to work with it.
Secondly, wood is susceptible to warping or even rotting when exposed to high humidity levels or moisture. In NJ and the northeastern states, this is definitely a major problem. The Borealis slab collection lets you have your cake and eat it, too.
Techo-Bloc’s skillful designers and engineers set out to create a one-of-a-kind concrete slab that looks exactly like wood. When you first take a look at the slabs, you won’t believe that the planks before your eyes have been manufactured from anything other than 100% wood.
The colors chosen for the slabs were tinted to match the types of lumber you’d find in nature, and each “plank” features the lines, texturing and knots that are associated with true wood. This provides you with the ability to establish an outdoor living space that sits upon a hardwood floor – without any of the expense or hassle. It’s a whole new experience.
A Unique Perspective
When you do an image search for patios and outdoor living spaces, the majority of results that come up will feature stone, concrete, or brick flooring. While these are all stunningly beautiful options, you may have the desire to create an outdoor living area that is completely unique and that speaks to your individuality.
If this is the case, the Borealis slab collection could be the perfect fit for you. Who says that patios have to be built from materials that either are made from stone or look like it? Why not try something different? A faux wood patio floor offers a uniquely homey vibe and will add a unique sense of warmth and comfort to your property.
A Fresh, Clean Look
There’s something about the look of hardwood that is just so fresh and clean. Wood is completely natural and oh-so simplistic, and that makes for the perfect canvas when building an outdoor living space.
Although the concrete “wood” found in the Borealis slab collection is gorgeous enough to stand on its own, it’s also subtle in its beauty and can therefore work well with a number of other hardscaping features, patio furnishings, etc.
It won’t cause your eyes to feel overwhelmed by different patterns or designs, but instead will allow you to feel truly relaxed and at ease.
The hardwood look associated with Borealis slabs lends itself to a number of different decorating styles and themes. Because of this, homeowners with different tastes, interests and lifestyles can all benefit from working with these amazing concrete pavers.
Someone interested in airy and simplistic Greek architecture, for instance, could easily pair the whites and blues tied to the nation’s famous decorations style with one of the lighter shades of Borealis slabs, like Sauvignon Oak or Hazelnut Brandy.
Homeowners interested in a rustic, country style will love how cozy and quaint an outdoor area rug will look on top of the hardwood style, and how perfectly it accentuates an outdoor fireplace.
A darker shade of the slabs, like Smoked Pine, is great for evoking a sense of nature, and is lovely for those who like to garden, or those interested in creating a backyard that looks like it belongs in a fairytale. Whether your tastes are modern, classic, or eclectic, you’ll find that Borealis slabs can fit into your plans.
Bang for Your Buck
After investing in hardscaping materials and landscaping upgrades, homeowners want to know that these investments are actually going to pay off. In the case of the Borealis slab collection, you can rest assured that you will have no problem in getting the most bang for your buck.
As experts on these slabs, we can tell you that they are given coloring throughout the entire unit so that you won’t have to worry about fading or discoloration over time. Your “hardwood” will look as beautiful ten years from now as it does the day that it’s installed.
And even if decorating and style trends change drastically between now and the future (which they inevitably will), you can feel confident that your Borealis slabs will not ever feel dated or out of fashion.
Because hardwood is such a classic look, it’s safe to say that it will be considered just as desirable and beautiful in the years ahead, and because of its simplicity and subtle elegance, it will work well in complimenting features for any new trends.
On top of everything else, Borealis slabs are designed to be extremely tough, durable and long-lasting. The engineers at Techo-Bloc have taken steps to ensure that the “hardwood” will be able to endure even the harshest weather conditions, being able to withstand UV rays from the sun, rain, snow, wind and ice. You’ll be able to enjoy your Borealis slabs with future generations of your family and beyond.
Increased Property Value
As we mentioned at the top of this post, homeowners are really crazy about the look of hardwood, and the Borealis slab collection is no exception to this rule. If you’re looking to sell your home down the road, having a patio or other outdoor living space that has been surfaced with Borealis slabs will be a major selling point.
People will get excited about the incredible beauty of the pavers, and they’ll love them even more when they learn that they are concrete and will be easy to care for and maintain. Don’t be surprised if, after installing your slabs, your property assessor assigns a higher value to your home.
In the meantime, your own perceived value of your property will increase as you fall in love with the look of the slabs and are able to get more use out of your outdoor living areas.
Buying Borealis Slabs in NJ
Braen Supply is proud to sell the Borealis slab collection to NJ homeowners. As authorized Techo-Bloc dealer, we’re able to offer insider information to our customers and to keep our prices as low and competitive as possible. The slabs can be picked up from our location or bulk delivered throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and PA.