How to Incorporate the Techo-Bloc Mini Creta Collection into Your Next Project

What does your perfect building block look like? For many NJ homeowners, Techo-Bloc’s Mini Creta collection meets everything they want and need.

The rough and rugged finish of these concrete blocks gives them the aged look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost. They are absolutely beautiful and come in a number of warm, aesthetically pleasing color families which makes it easy for anyone to fall in love with the faux “stone.”

So how can you bring Techo-Bloc Mini Creta blocks into your own landscape? Here are a few awesome suggestions for introducing this incredible collection to your home.

Retaining Walls

Many NJ homeowners find themselves in need of retaining walls in order to preserve the integrity of their sloped or hilly landscapes.

In addition to preventing erosion, a well-constructed and well-planned Mini Creta retaining wall can add a great deal of beauty to the entire property, and can even allow for more outdoor living space through the construction of various levels or terraces

. Mini Creta blocks are especially great for tasks like these because they are extremely attractive and very durable. The blocks are able to withstand heavy lateral loads and will hold up well against the elements – no matter what Mother Nature throws their way.

Freestanding/Dividing Walls

The Techo-Bloc Mini Creta collection is good for more than just retaining walls. Because Mini Creta blocks are designed with a chiseled and textured look on all sides, the materials can be used in the construction of freestanding walls where the wall can be viewed from multiple locations.

This allows for a lot of freedom in terms of constructing non-load-bearing walls that exist either purely for decorative purposes, or for creating a division between two distinct “rooms” or areas within your outdoor living space.

The beautiful walls will add a lot of warmth and beauty to your space while helping to create a more spatially aware design concept.

Wall Seating

Whether you’ve constructed a retaining wall or a freestanding wall, you can accentuate your Mini Creta wall by incorporating seating that is built right into the feature. The Techo-Bloc Mini Creta collection pairs nicely with slabs and caps which can be used to create a bench top for recessed areas that are set into the wall.

This creates a warm, cozy and inviting atmosphere. This type of wall seating can be used for reading on a sunny day, for added entertaining space in your outdoor living room, for seating around a fire pit, etc.

Raised Planters

Growing flowers, vegetables and other plant life takes a lot of time, passion and dedication. Once your plant life has started to blossom, you want to have the ability to truly show it off and enjoy it.

One smart way to do this is by planting your flowers or your garden in a raised planter that is constructed with Mini Creta wall blocks. The naturalistic appearance of the blocks works perfectly within the scope of your plantings, and the rich texturing of the “stone” contrasts against the smooth shapes of petals and leaves in order to create something truly intriguing and special.

A Mini Creta raised planter can also help to protect your pants against high winds, from being trampled, or from being eaten by critters.


Wall blocks like those found in the Techo-Bloc Mini Creta collection can be used to construct gorgeous and highly functional staircases throughout the exterior of your home’s property.

Whether you choose to use the blocks for only the walls surrounding the staircase or you decide that the blocks will also work nicely for the stars themselves, you’ll be very pleased with the end result.

Your finished project will be a stately and elegant staircase that will be structurally sound and reliable while looking incredible from all sides. As mentioned previously, Mini Creta blocks pair nicely with caps and treads for a completely polished look.

Tiered Seating

It’s not uncommon for NJ homeowners to have all or part of their outdoor living spaces and patios located below grade. These recessed areas dip into the ground for intimate living areas, cozy fireplaces, etc.

The stairs leading down to recessed or below grade outdoor living spaces can be constructed from Mini Creta Blocks, and they can even be elongated and capped off in order to double as relaxed, stadium-style seating around a fire pit.

Outdoor Kitchens

Mini Creta blocks are very useful in the design and construction of an outdoor kitchen. If you’re like most homeowners, you want your outdoor cooking area to have many natural elements while still looking fabulous when contrasted against your shiny, new stainless steel appliances.

The chiseled face of Mini Creta blocks give them that “true blue”, au-natural vibe that you crave while still offering an element of modern luxury and elegance. For this reason, the Techo-Bloc Mini Creta collection is well suited for engineering cooking counters, grill islands, etc. throughout the outdoor kitchen.

Fire Features

Some NJ homeowners have elected to construct their own outdoor fire features, like raised fire pits, out of materials like Techo-Bloc Mini Creta blocks, as opposed to purchasing pre-planned kits. Mini Creta’s rugged look is perfect for a fire setting, and creates a vibrant atmosphere for gathering with friends and family for an evening under the stars.


Tie the look of your entire outdoor living space together by picking up a Techo-Bloc Mini Creta pillar kit. This kit was developed by popular demand in order to enhance the look of Mini Creta wall blocks, or even to add a special flare to walls that feature other Techo-Bloc products.

The chiseled look of the blocks can be viewed from all sides of the pillars, allowing you to enjoy the feature no matter where you’re positioned. Pillars can create a more upscale and stately look for your home, increasing property value. They are very easy to install and will continue to look beautiful for a lifetime.

Choosing the Right Design

Your landscaping designs with Techo-Bloc Mini Creta blocks are limited only by your imagination. In order to settle on the right design for your home, however, we recommend that you spend some time checking out Techo-Bloc’s Designer’s

Toolbox which offers a number of great tools for visualizing your finished project and coming up with the best ideas for patterns and layouts. You can also consult with a landscape design professional or your local Techo-Bloc dealer for advice.

Working with Techo-Bloc Mini Creta in NJ

As the leading Techo-Bloc supplier in NJ, Braen Supply is the best place to go for your Mini Creta landscaping needs. As authorized Techo-Bloc dealers, we have access to the entire Mini-Creta wall and pillar collection, ensuring that you have your pick of of colors and styles when you’re ready to begin your landscaping project.

Our local showroom can help you to get a better idea about how your completed landscape might look, and to provide you with design inspiration. You can count on the fact that we always offer competitive pricing on Techo-Bloc materials.

Our blocks from the Techo-Bloc Mini Creta collection can be picked up at your convenience or can be bulk delivered to areas throughout parts of NJ & NY and limited parts of PA & CT.

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