Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home?

Are you deciding between what is better Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home? Artificial Grass is cheaper to install compared to Paving. Paving is more durable and has a very long lifespan compared to Artificial Grass. With easier cleaning and less maintenance Paving is the better option.

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Did you know?

  • To maintain and prevent color fading, have your paving sealed at least once every two years.

Is Artificial Grass more expensive than Paving?

Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home?

When it comes to ground preparation before installation Artificial Grass is much cheaper to have installed compared to Paving.

Artificial grass usually only necessitates 75mm of excavations, which allows for a 50mm Type 1 sub-base and a 25mm layer of granite or limestone dust. High-traffic public areas may require 100mm of Type 1 rather than 50mm. This is still less than what is required for Paving.


Compared to Artificial Grass excavation, Paving may require a minimum of 160mm of earth below the finished height of the paving. This  would be a typical specification for a patio or path installation. It allows for a Type 1 sub-base of 100mm, a mortar bed of 40mm, and Paving slabs of 20mm.

Comparing the two Artificial Grass will be the less expensive option

Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home?

Artificial Grass lifespan

The lifespan of typical Artificial Grass, which is widely available, could be anywhere between 7 and 15 years. This is dependent on proper installation, grass maintenance and location. The lifespan may be reduced in high-traffic areas.

Block Paving lifespan

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The lifespan of outdoor paving will depend on the durability, installation and maintenance of the Paving laid. The average lifespan could be anywhere from 50 to 100 years. Repairs can easily be done because you only need to remove and replace the damaged Paving.

Concrete paved driveways can last 25 to 50 years if properly installed and maintained.

Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home Pro's and Con's

Pros of Artificial Grass

  • Pros of Artificial Grass

  • Durable and long lasting

  • Low maintenance

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Installation cost

  • Safety and Cleanliness

Cons of Artificial grass

  • May cause odor buildup if not cleaned regularly

Paving and buildings
Long paving blocks
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Artificial Grass or Paving for your Home Pro's and Con's

Pros of Paving

  • Pros of Paving

  • Endless options available

  • Easy to clean

  • Low maintenance

  • Easy to repair

  • Weather proof

  • Very long lifespan

  • Neat and clean look

Cons of Paving

  • May require some maintenance during rainy whet seasons.