Material Options for Outdoor Walkways and Pathways

The walkway leading up to your home, in addition to the pathways located on your property, not only safely guide you to where you’re walking, they’re also important parts of your home’s curb appeal. They both provide usable walking space on your property, which is an added benefit for resale value.

Different walkway and pathway materials can complement landscaping and provide a focal point within your yard, but they have different uses and design needs.

The differences between walkways and pathways are the following:

  • Walkways are made of hardscape materials while loose materials make up pathways
  • Walkways have larger widths
  • Pathways usually have a more natural design and blend into the landscaping

Below are some ideas for materials to use for both your walkways and pathways.


  • Brick Pavers
  • Natural Stone
  • Poured Concrete
  • Concrete Pavers
  • Stamped Concrete
  • Pebble


  • Gravel
  • Stock Pavers
  • Mulch
  • Stepping Stones
  • Wood

Whatever walkway or pathway material you choose, Center Island Contracting has qualified professionals who can design and construct your desired oasis. If you need some ideas for your new landscape design, take a look at our portfolio of finished patio landscape designs.

For the very best service from qualified, reliable and experienced professionals for all your house building and remodeling contractor and construction management needs, you can trust Central Island Contracting. We are your local contractor of choice on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. For more information about our Design/Build services here on Long Island, contact us!