There’s no question about the fact that people love the look of natural stone. One of the main reasons why Techo-Bloc has grown into one of the largest and most beloved hardscaping manufacturers is that it offers high quality products that emulate the look and feel of true stone at a fraction of the cost.
While the traditional styles of design made possible by Techo-Bloc products are extremely popular, though, Techo-Bloc has so much more to offer. Homeowners who enjoy having the freedom to be creative and think outside of the box will truly appreciate the many unique styles and designs available through Techo-Bloc.
These designs may be less common than others, but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less stylish, elegant and appealing. In fact, the originality of these designs can add to the “wow factor” of your home and increase property value further.
We encourage our customers to explore all of their options before settling on Techo-Bloc products and designs. Taking the time to really evaluate what’s available and what could work within the scope of your landscape will ensure that you get the most out of your newly constructed or upgraded outdoor living space.
To get you started, we’ve put together a list of 4 intriguing, unique and beautiful Techo-Bloc designs that you may not have come upon or considered before.
1. Graphix Walls
Graphix walls are, by far, one of our most popular Techo-Bloc designs. Although much less popular than the simple, traditional and smooth lines and shapes associated with other concrete wall blocks and masonry units, Graphix is an incredible choice for any homeowner who is interested in creating visual intrigue and sparking the imagination with its wall design.
The hallmark of a Graphix wall is its multi-dimensional layout. With some blocks inset and others protruding further outwards, you’re able to create a fascinating, 3-dimensional effect with an otherwise ordinary retaining wall, raised garden box, etc.
The ultra modern style is perfect for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd and grab up a lot of positive attention. Graphix wall stones are available in 3 colors: onyx black, beige cream and greyed nickel.
2. Borealis Slabs and Walls
Prepare to have your mind blown with Borealis slabs and walls. Although Techo-Bloc has been known for emulating the look and feel of natural stone, this product line is extremely unique in that it takes tough, durable (and extremely affordable) concrete and makes it look exactly like natural wood!
Until now, you may have never dreamed that it would be possible for you to have a stunning hardwood floor surfacing your outdoor living space – after all, exposure to the elements would destroy it nearly instantly.
With Borealis slabs, you can lay out an incredibly warm, inviting and magnificently beautiful faux wooden floor that will hold up against sun, rain, wind, snow and so much more, all without the “cold” feel of standard concrete slabs.
Techo-Bloc takes things even further with its Borealis wall stone collection. Here, you can build up stunning flower boxes and raised gardens that appear to be constructed from wood. Instead of rotting, decaying, or attracting pests, though, the concrete “wood” will last for a lifetime.
3. Tux Slabs
Techo-Bloc’s Tux slabs make for another exciting and unique means of creating a beautiful outdoor living space that actually emulates the flooring of the great indoors.
Tux slabs are available in shades of both black and white, and can be patterned into a checkerboard design that will evoke a sense of sophistication and elegance that is unprecedented in patios, outdoor kitchens and other similar spaces.
A standard patio is instantly transformed into a European conservatory or parlor, ready to dazzle and delight your guests as the most one-of-a-kind entertaining space in the neighborhood.
4. Antika Pavers
Now we take a look at a more natural or rustic approach of design. Antika pavers are a mosaic of concrete “stones” or “pebbles” that come together to create a texture-rich and breathtaking garden path, front walkway, courtyard, patio, or even driveway.
Let your imagination take you where you want to go. For European sophistication and classic looks, fill in the joints with mortar and maintain a fully hardscaped space.
For a more natural, storybook image, consider allowing grass to grow between each individual paver. You’ll find Antika pavers available in several different shades of brown, black, beige and gray.
More Techo-Bloc Design Inspiration
These 4 surprisingly unique Techo-Bloc designs are only the tip of the iceberg; there’s much more to be explored. We encourage you to do several things in order to familiarize yourself with all of your design options:
Check Out Techo-Bloc’s Style Guide
The Techo-Bloc website is a valuable resource for anyone interested in getting ideas and inspiration for creating a stunning and original landscape or hardscape. Techo-Bloc offers an annual catalogue that features fabulous design ideas based upon different senses of style and functional demands.
It highlights an array of different products – both popular and lesser knowns – so that you can get a total sense for what’s on offer and start visualizing how the materials would look on your property.
Visit a Showcase or Show Room
There’s really no better way to get a feel for what Techo-Bloc has to offer and no better means of obtaining a sense of what its most unique products look like and are capable of than by visiting a local show room or show case.
Show rooms are set up with local suppliers who act as authorized Techo-Bloc dealers and will feature a full inventory of Techo-Bloc products, including different setups and layouts for your consideration.
Showcases occur from time to time in order to introduce property owners and contractors to Techo-Bloc products, including new designs and materials that may be available now and in the future. You’ll get ideas for design layouts and learn more about individual product lines.
Talk to a Professional
It’s always a great idea to look for a local, industry professional that’s familiar with Techo-Bloc products in order to draw further inspiration for creating a unique and exciting outdoor living space.
Experts like these will have insider tips for choosing less-known or less-common products that will look absolutely stunning within your landscape, and will be able to advise you on which styles, colors and product lines best compliment one another.
It’s great to be able to get instant feedback on your ideas so that you can get started with your work quickly and more confidently.
As the leading supplier of Techo-Bloc products in NJ, Braen Supply is more than happy to help you through the design and planning phase of your upcoming Techo-Bloc project.
We can help you determine which materials best compliment your personality and property, and will answer any questions you may have about creating a beautiful design layout and/or the installation process.
We offer the lowest and most competitive prices on Techo-Bloc materials throughout the area. Our Techo-Bloc products can be picked up or bulk delivered to job sites in NJ, NY, NYC and PA.