In the landscaping business, one of the most common complaints that we hear is that homeowners are tired of their landscapes and hardscapes looking exactly like every other property on the block. Fortunately, though, this is a problem that we can solve with ease.
As authorized dealers of Techo-Bloc hardscaping products, we’re able to connect our clients with a wide range of gorgeous materials that have been manufactured from concrete to look just like natural stone and wood. Among these, Techo-Bloc slabs are some of our favorite products to work with. With countless styles and uses, these versatile materials are able to take your home from zero to hero and make you truly stand out from the crowd. Here are a few inspirational ideas to get you started.
1. Texture Like No Other
One of the most wonderful things about Techo-Bloc is that its designers and engineers use their imaginations and careful attention to detail in order to offer rich and delightful texturing in each slab. One example of this is in one of the brand’s newest product lines, Ocean Grande.
The slabs are dry cast with high-def technology which is capable of establishing and ultra-tight surface that is virtually free of visible pores. This is because Techo-Bloc wants the unique, raised ridges and texturing to stand out. Each ridge emulates the ocean waves, making this type of slab perfect for surrounding swimming pools, hot tubs, jacuzzis and other water features.
2. Shades of Black and White
Outdoor living rooms and dining areas can be just as sophisticated as indoor spaces when you make use of luxurious and elegant Techo-Bloc slabs like those found in the TUX collection. The slab tiles are crafted in three colors: Onyx Black, Grey Nickel and Beige Cream.
Depending on your taste profile and needs, you might choose to create elaborate and beautifully contrasting flooring by laying down a checkerboard of black and soft gray, or black and beige. The end result is a bold yet truly upscale outdoor living space that will quickly catch the interest of your family, friends and neighbors, adding significant value to your property.
3. Is It Wood?
We’re absolutely crazy about Techo-Bloc slabs like those in the Borealis collection that have been engineered in such a way that they look exactly like hardwood planks. Beyond hardscaping with materials that mimic stone, homeowners now have the option to bring the elegance and timeless beauty of hardwood to their swimming pool decks, gardens and outdoor living space without any of the extra costs or hassles. You won’t believe that it’s really concrete!
4. “Driftwood” Chic
The Dunes collection is also new, richly textured and very unique. While from a distance, square slabs of this collection look like and exciting and richly porous stone, up close and in plank form, you’ll be surprised to see that the materials actually resemble that of a weathered driftwood. You can use your own sense of creativity and imagination to determine how you’d like to use this amazing new product within the scope of your property.
5. Romance and Charm
Another amazing pick from the Borealis collection that perpetuates the notion of hardscaping with natural wood is the Stepping Stone line. This new product offering is quickly gaining attention because of the spectacular craftsmanship that makes these concrete slabs actually appear to be made from naturally split tree stumps.
The fine details and texturing will absolutely delight you, and you’ll make a huge impression on guests as they walk the Stepping Stone path from the sidewalk to your front door. The “wood” pieces also look amazing within the context of flower gardens. Regardless of how they are used throughout the landscape, you’ll love the storybook romance and sense of charm that they have to offer.
6. Stone Pairings
If you don’t like the idea of working strictly with the versatile and lovely concrete and porcelain slabs from Techo-Bloc, you might consider shaking things up by introducing crushed stone, river rock, or other loose fill stone materials into the mix.
The Travertina Raw collection lends itself to this idea. It looks fabulous when paired up with decorative stone materials, and can be laid out in such a way that gaps and spaces of various depths can be filled in with the decorative stone of your choice. We love this look around fire features like fireplaces and fire pits.
7. Au Natural
Maya slabs have long been one of our top picks for homeowners who are looking to create a completely naturalistic and earthy vibe within the scope of their landscapes. These beautifully manufactured slabs feature texturing, coloring and irregular shaping so as to look just like a slab that you would find in the woods.
These are excellent for front paths, garden walkways and paths connecting various landscaping features to one another.
8. A Touch of Green
Choosing to upgrade your hardscape with lots of beautiful concrete pieces doesn’t mean that you have to give up on the idea of having grass throughout your property altogether. In fact, you can really “pop” and stand out from other houses on the block when you intermix the hardscape and the landscape.
There are numerous Techo-Bloc slabs that lend themselves to creating checkerboard patterns or other interesting intermittent layouts with bright green grass. We love the idea of establishing a “best of both worlds” patio with the Porcelain Block collection, or constructing a lush and welcoming front path with Trust Porcelain Tiles.
9. Simplicity and Light
Many types of Techo-Bloc slabs are designed to provide sheer simplicity to homeowners. In doing so, these slabs provide homeowners with the freedom and creativity to fill in their outdoor living spaces with elaborate features and furnishings that they love. Slabs from the Industry and Para HD collections, for instance, act as a smooth, clean slate that offers a great deal of light and luxury to outdoor living spaces.
10. A Journey Abroad
Techo-Bloc slabs can often make you feel like your outdoor living space exists in a whole different world. Take the smooth, sleek look of Seastone porcelain slabs, for example. These units give off an upscale, Mediterranean vibe. Sunrock, on the other hand, can leave you daydreaming of summer, beach days in Barcelona. Like the idea of creating a South American or Mexican-style within your property? Consider working with Inca slabs. Let your imagination carry you away.
Upgrade Your Home With Techo-Bloc Slabs in NJ
Are you ready to see what Techo-Bloc slabs can do for your property? Braen Supply is the best place to go for all your Techo-Bloc and hardscaping makeover needs. We’ve been working with Techo-Bloc for years, and have access to all of its product offerings. You’ll be able to see how the “stone” materials look and interact with one another when you visit our local showroom.
Our team of experts is passionate about Techo-Bloc slabs and is ready to answer any questions you may have about the products you’re most interested in. We always offer low, competitive prices, and we can bulk deliver your order to job sites throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and PA.