If your driveway has started to look a little drab – or just downright ugly – then it’s natural for you to start looking at ways to breathe new life into it. There are, of course, a wide number of ways to do this. In this article, we’ll be going through some of these ways.
At NatraTex, we specialise in making commercial and private spaces look their best, so you can have pride of place once again. We offer a wide range of services, designed to make your outdoor space – whether that be a coloured driveway, coloured playground or school surfacing – the most beautiful it can be.
Replace the Existing Surface
No doubt the best thing you can do for your driveway, if you’re looking to improve it, will be to replace the existing surface with something a little newer or eye-catching. This is especially true if your driveway is made of concrete or is an asphalt driveway. These materials are easily susceptible to damage, and over a long period of time they can start to look less like a pristine laid driveway and more like the surface of the moon.
As a result, it’s a great idea to either get your driveway surface replaced or even to get your entire driveway replaced. While the latter can be impractively expensive, getting your driveway resurfaced can be very affordable. And not only do you get a pristine-looking driveway, you can even totally reinvent the way your front garden looks.
For example, instead of going with a standard black or grey coloured tarmac driveway, you could choose something like our NatraTex Colour. This material is an alternative to coloured tarmac and resin products, and it creates a vibrant, fresh finish that is sure to turn heads. More importantly, however, is the fact that it can be laid in a number of different colours – far more than traditional tarmac, asphalt, or even resin. This means that you can really make your driveway match your specific needs.
Alternatively, if you want to emphasise the ecofriendliness of your installation, you can always install something like our NatraTex Eco product. This product has been sourced from roughly 50% recycled material, making it exceedingly ecofriendly.
Mix Up Your Decorative Hard Landscaping
The next thing you may want to take a look at is your existing hard landscaping. Not just your driveway: the hard parts around your driveway and the paths leading to your driveway and all the spaces between. Just like the rest of the driveway, in most designs these pieces are relatively perfunctory – often grey, plain and relatively boring. But it doesn’t have to be, and if it’s been a while since you last mixed up your landscaping, then it might just be the time to upgrade.
Just like how the infusion of some colour can brighten up the driveway, a little colour can really take your decorative hard landscaping to the next level.
A great product for this is our very own NatraTex Colour. As previously mentioned, the NatraTex Colour comes in a range of colours, ideal for breathing fresh life into your hard landscaping – whether you want a subtle yet eye-catching red or bright blue.
Improve Your Lighting
Finally, to tie it all together, you should think about improving your outside lighting situation. It’s a sad yet absolutely true fact that this time of year the weather is cold, and overall it’s quite dark all around. Because of that, upgrading your lighting is a great idea – particularly if you’ve replaced your existing surface and mixed up your decorative hard landscaping.
Have Questions? Get in Touch Today!
For more information about any of the colour surface products mentioned above, advice on improving your space with our products, or anything related, please get in touch with NatraTex today. Our coloured asphalt alternative is environmentally friendly and suitable for a range of installations – everything from road surfacing, bus lanes, and estate roads.
Our experienced team members will be happy to answer your questions for you.