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A guide to indoor pavers in home design

Indoor pavers

Who says that paving stones can’t be implemented into interior decoration? Despite their outdoor nature, embellishing a vast landscape worldwide since ancient times, many paving stones can be brought to full potential by being installed under a roof. This is your guide to indoor pavers – and the incredible benefits this investment offers in the long run.

Keep reading the article to be inspired by some home design ideas with indoor pavers!

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Why indoor pavers should be more popular

Indoor pavers are durable construction elements used for flooring inside buildings instead of outdoor spaces surrounding these buildings. But nothing changes here in terms of composition: being the same product manufactured and sold by hardscape providers, they can be found in concrete, clay, stone, brick, and porcelain, among many other materials.

These pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures – allowing for versatile, customizable design options to suit different rooms inside residential and commercial locations. Just like their traditional counterpart, indoor pavers remain an investment that offers several benefits in the long run, including:

  • Durability: They are built to withstand heavy foot traffic and are resistant to wear and tear.
  • Ease of Maintenance: They are relatively easy to clean and maintain, often only requiring simple sweeping and occasional washing to look pristine.
  • Versatility: Indoor pavers can be used in various indoor settings, including residential homes, commercial spaces, and public buildings.
  • Temperature Regulation: Depending on the material, indoor pavers can help regulate indoor temperature by retaining or dissipating heat.

From an initial standpoint, one would be led to purchase pavers instead of normal flooring tiles, for instance, to match the overall aesthetic of the place, which oftentimes is a priority when building a permanent dream home. However, as you can see by their advantages, the integration of pavers into indoor settings can make them become a valuable asset in the future both visually and practically, especially if you choose the right option for the ambiance.

The best indoor pavers available

Like anything in life, some things are better than others. See our list of recommended pavers for interior use (and why):

Concrete pavers

  • come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, making them highly versatile for indoor flooring designs;
  • durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, making them suitable for high-traffic areas like entryways and hallways;
  • relatively easy to clean and maintain, requiring simple sweeping and occasional washing;
  • are often more affordable, making them an attractive option for projects of any size.

Brick pavers

Indoor Brick Pavers

  • offer a timeless and traditional aesthetic that complements various interior styles, from rustic to modern;
  • their warm tones and rustic texture add character and coziness to indoor spaces, creating inviting atmospheres;
  • are known for their durability and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic, making them suitable for indoor areas like kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms;
  • are relatively low maintenance and can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergent.

Read our complete guide on indoor brick pavers here.

Natural stone pavers (granite/limestone/travertine)

  • provide an elegant and sophisticated look to indoor spaces;
  • feature distinct patterns, textures, and natural variations that add character to indoor flooring designs;
  • are incredibly durable and long lasting, making them ideal for indoor areas prone to heavy use;
  • can retain or dissipate heat, helping regulate indoor temperature and improve energy efficiency.

The most common applications of indoor pavers

Due to all the aforementioned reasons, pavers are often used in areas such as entryways, kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms. Check out some highlights of the market:

Entryways and transition spaces

Indoor pavers

Indoor pavers in entryways offer durability, weather resistance, and aesthetic appeal, providing a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor spaces. With customization options, they enhance curb appeal and safety while requiring minimal maintenance, contributing to the overall ambiance of the home.


Indoor pavers in the kitchen offer durability, easy maintenance, and aesthetic versatility. With options like concrete or stone, they are able to resist stains and be cleaned easily, and coming in various styles to match any design preference. Additionally, many indoor pavers, such as ceramic or porcelain tiles, are heat-resistant, making them suitable for use near stoves, ovens, and other heat sources.

Living rooms

Living rooms make for the first impression of visitors, family, and friends alike – so they are usually the place you’ll want to flourish. Since pavers can be installed with various patterns and designs, they can create visual interest and enhance the overall ambiance of any living room, regardless of size.


Like in kitchens, indoor pavers in bathrooms provide water resistance, durability, easy maintenance, aesthetic versatility, slip resistance, heat resistance, and design flexibility, making them a practical and stylish choice for flooring and, most famously, wall or shower covering.

Given the fact that indoor pavers are virtually the same products as outdoor pavers, that means a specific maintenance routine applies to both cases. Of course, the right techniques change between porous and non-porous pavers – but if you are already used to dealing with a certain material, go ahead and repeat the process indoors (if it’s the same). In this sense, sealing might also be a good idea, though consulting with professionals in the area is the way to go for further guidance.

Read our guide on general paver maintenance by clicking here.

Contact Eagle Stones to pick the best options for your home

You already know you can count on our expert staff to take care of your paver supply and installation services – patios, pool decks, backyards, or interior flooring, you name it. As a branch of Eagle Stones, we’ve been serving the city of Sarasota and its surrounding counties for over a decade – so don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be waiting to construct your dream project.

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