Coloured Surfacing using NatraTex

Is Coloured Surfacing The New Approach To Driveways?

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In recent years, driveways have taken a new approach and undergone a fascinating evolution. Home and business owners are stepping away from traditional driveways and increasingly seeking innovative ways to enhance the curb appeal of their properties, and one trend that has gained popularity is the use of coloured surfacing. One popular technique of coloured surfacing amongst UK homes and businesses is coloured asphalt. In this article, we will discuss why you should consider using coloured asphalt on your driveway.

Why Should You Consider Coloured Asphalt?

There are many reasons why you should consider installing coloured asphalt, instead of a traditional black or similarly coloured driveway. Let’s elaborate on some of them:

Aesthetically Pleasing

One of the main reasons why coloured surfacing has become so popular is its attractive and pleasing aesthetic. Asphalt is usually black in colour and while this blends in nicely with its surroundings and appears professional, coloured asphalt is made to stand out. It’s a fantastic way to add character to the property and allow homeowners and business owners to express their individuality from nearby properties, besides the choice of exterior wall colour and the selection of vibrant plants. Coloured surfacing also creates a great first impression with guests and visitors, even memorable ones.


Coloured asphalt is generally resistant to fuel and oil spills, which commonly happens on driveways with heavy traffic. Therefore, it is easier to clean and maintain than tarmac and concrete surfaces. All that is required is regular sweeping and power washing to clear away dirt, preserve the colour and keep it looking good as new. Speaking of preserving the colour, coloured asphalt is also formulated to resist fading, ensuring the surface stays vibrant for longer.


Asphalt is also known for being extremely durable, a top priority for any type of driveway. It can withstand heavy traffic, cope in the harshest of British weather conditions and resist the effects of wear while maintaining its original colour once laid properly. It is also manufactured to resist cracks and potholes, providing a long-lasting and stable surface without the need of resurfacing as often as other driveway materials.

Discover How NatraTex Colour Can Benefit Your Property

Now that you are considering resurfacing your dull-looking driveway with coloured asphalt, let us introduce you to NatraTex Colour. If you haven’t heard of it before, it is our porous and fully bound asphalt surface course, ideal for domestic and commercial driveways. You will be pleased to hear it is available in 8 different colours – red, blue, gold, green, terracotta, grey, light grey or salmon. Making it a range suitable for all properties and their characters. 

Discover how NatraTex Colour can benefit your property, book a free CPD today. To order a free sample, you can request it online. To see examples of projects using NatraTex Colour across the UK, please feel free to browse our portfolio. If you have any other questions regarding our NatraTex Colour range, visit our FAQs page, knowledge hub and video hub, or contact us directly and a member of our team will be happy to answer them for you.