How much do pavers cost per square foot?
How much do pavers cost per square foot?
$2 – $4 average cost per square foot (materials only)
$10 – $30 average cost per square foot (materials & installation)
$3,800 – $6,800 total paver patio cost installed (20'x20')
Cost of pavers per square foot
Pavers cost between $1 and $15 per square foot, with the average price being $2 to $4 per square foot without installation. Paver prices depending on the size, material, style, and texture. With installation, pavers cost $10 to $30 per square foot on average.
Paver material choices include clay bricks, concrete, natural stone, cobblestone, rubber, plastic, and more.
|Material||Prices per square foot|
|Clay Brick||$1.40 – $15.00|
|Concrete||$1.25 – $18.00|
|Stone||$0.50 – $14.00|
|Slate||$3.60 – $20.00|
|Cobblestone||$2.75 – $15.00|
|Travertine||$0.50 – $11.50|
|Porcelain||$1.10 – $18.00|
|Rubber||$1.70 – $10.00|
|Permeable||$4.00 – $12.00|
|Plastic||$1.90 – $8.00|
*For pavers only. Pavers come in various sizes, styles, and finishes which affect the overall cost.
Brick pavers cost
The average cost of brick pavers is $0.35 to $0.90 per brick or between $2 and $6 per square foot, without installation. A pallet of brick pavers costs $200 to $800 per pallet on average. Installing brick pavers costs $10 to $17 per square foot total on average.
|Type||Per Brick||Per Sq. Ft.||Per Pallet|
|Machine-Molded||$0.40 – $0.90||$1.78 – $4.06||$200 – $450|
|Handmade||$0.84 – $2.94||$3.76 – $13.25||$400 – $1,500|
|Extruded||$0.35 – $1.47||$1.58 – $6.65||$180 – $750|
|Thin||$0.37 – $1.97||$1.64 – $8.89||$180 – $900|
|Permeable||$0.54 – $1.63||$2.44 – $7.33||$280 – $850|
Prices depend on the clay type, size, finish, manufacturing / firing process, color, core holes, mortar joint, and more.
Most clay brick pavers have a red tint, and certain sand mixes must be added to change up the color, which costs more.
Brick staining costs $1 to $4 per square foot and changes the brick's color with dye while allowing it to remain breathable.
Including a finish to brick pavers adds an additional cost:
|Square Edge||+ $0.00|
|Beveled Edge||+ $0.37|
|Antique / Tumbled||+ $2.60|
Concrete pavers cost
Concrete pavers cost $3 to $6 per square foot on average or between $8 and $15 per square foot installed. The cost of concrete pavers depends on size, thickness, design, strength, and color. Concrete pavers are uniform in size, which makes them faster to install. However, they require sealant and snow stick to them more than brick.
Stone patio pavers cost
Stone pavers cost $1 to $3 per square foot on average or between $8 and $14 per square foot with installation. Natural paving stones come in various shapes, colors, and textures from materials such as travertine, granite, flagstone, marble, and cobblestone.
The more irregular the size of each stone, the more labor must be put into layout. Polished stone requires an anti-slip treatment.
Slate patio pavers cost
Slate patio pavers cost $5 to $10 per square foot on average or between $15 and $20 per square foot installed. Slate is another stone paver that is usually larger in size and square, making installation faster. Their non-slip properties are excellent for patios that surround a pool.
Porcelain pavers cost
Porcelain pavers cost $5 to $10 per square foot on average or $12 to $20 per square foot installed. Porcelain pavers support heavy foot traffic and have a slip-resistant matte finish. Their impermeability makes them stain and frost proof and able to withstand de-icing chemicals in northern climates.
Porcelain pavers that imitate wood are popular on patios, along with the long, plank-look paver.
Permeable pavers cost
Permeable pavers cost $4 to $12 per square foot for materials or $10 to $30 per square foot installed, depending on the type and design complexity. Permeable pavers have gravel-filled joints for the water to filter through.
Grass pavers cost
Grass pavers cost $3 to $5 per square foot for materials or $5 to $15 per square foot installed. Prices depend on if they are concrete or plastic. Concrete grass paving systems provide the aesthetic appeal of a lawn with the function of pavement.
Rubber pavers cost
Rubber pavers cost $2 to $6 per square foot on average. for materials. They're easy to install and don’t need a completely flat surface. They're durable against high traffic and slip-resistant. However, the color may fade over time, and they won't increase your resale value.
Plastic pavers cost
Plastic pavers cost $2 to $8 per square foot for materials and are mostly used for looks. They're hollow inside and don’t hold up well to more than light pedestrian traffic. Installation is easy in soft soil but difficult in hard ground.
Plastic paver grids cost $0.50 to $2 per square foot and either hold gravel or give the grass a pattern to grow through.
Pavers costs by style
Patio paver blocks cost $2 to $8 per square foot on average. Block paving bricks are typically made from concrete, which looks like several bricks in one unit. Blocks save on installation time, and the cost is cheaper than stamped concrete.
Interlocking paver blocks cost $2 to $8 per square foot on average and typically come pre-sealed. They are installed quickly, can be used immediately, are stronger than a concrete slab, require little maintenance, and last up to 30 years.
Modular pavers cost $2 to $7 per square foot on average. Modular pavers concrete blocks are made to a specific mold designed to fit in a repeated pattern.
Paver prices by brand
The best paver brands, according to ratings at large home-improvement stores, are:
|Brand||Material prices per square foot|
|Azek||$8 – $25|
|Techo Bloc||$4 – $27|
|Roman||$2 – $5|
|Nicolock||$3 – $6|
|Unilock||$3 – $12|
|Belgard||$3 – $7|
|Cambridge||$3 – $15|
|E. P. Henry||$3 – $8|
|Pavestone||$3 – $14|
*Not including installation
Belgard Pavers Cost
Belgard Pavers cost $3 to $7 per square foot on average, putting them in the mid-range of costs for pavers. Belgard has numerous paving choices and a project visualizer page where you can upload a photo and see a picture with pavers laid.
System Pavers Cost
System Pavers cost $7 to $60 per square foot installed. The company specializes in interlocking pavers and offers various types for any use. System Pavers provides a 25-year warranty.
Cost of installing pavers
Paver installation costs $10 to $30 per square foot total depending on the project.
|Project||Cost per square foot installed|
|Patio||$10 – $17|
|Walkway||$10 – $20|
|Garden or landscaping||$8 – $16|
|Driveway||$10 – $30|
|Around pool||$12 – $25|
*Includes materials and installation
Paver materials FAQ
Where are paving bricks for sale?
Paving bricks are for sale at local garden centers, landscaping supply stores, or home improvement stores like Home Depot, Menards, or Lowe’s. Pavers 1" thick weigh 11 pounds per square foot, and delivery fees add to your final cost. Landscapers get pavers much cheaper with delivery included.
How much does a pallet of paving bricks cost?
A pallet of brick pavers costs $300 to $800 per pallet on average. When paving a 16’ x 18’ (288 SF) patio, you'll need between two and three pallets depending on the size of the bricks, and square footage per pallet.
How many square feet are in a pallet of pavers?
A pallet of pavers covers between 100 and 160 square feet depending on the size, style, material, and the number of pieces. There is no standard number, but most home improvement stores list the number of pieces and square footage on each pallet.
Cost of paving bricks per square meter
The average cost of paving bricks is $60 to $150 per square meter installed. Prices depend on the size of the job, the amount of prep work, and the type of paving materials used.
Getting estimates from paver contractors
Before hiring masonry contractors near you, ask questions and get at least three quotes.
Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
Verify their licensing and insurance is up to date.
If referrals are local, ask if you can see the work in person.
Always get estimates in-person, and be skeptical of low bids.
Never pay cash and figure out a reasonable payment plan upfront for supplies only.
Questions to ask
Are you bonded, licensed, and insured?
How many years have you been installing pavers?
Will you provide references from recent customers?
Is prep work and cleanup included in your bid?
Do you get discounts on pavers?
Do you offer a warranty?
What certifications do you have?
How much of a down payment is required?
Will you be using subcontractors?
When can you start and finish?