Cambridge Pavingstone ArmorTec® Comparison

PavingStone with ArmorTec®

With ArmorTec®

Installed in a residential driveway in June 2006 (photo taken January 2010)

After many years of outstanding performance and beauty, Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec are recognizably smooth and dense with rich color. The sustainable benefits are a result of a proven formula used in manufacturing Cambridge Pavingstones - only super-fine sand granules and granite, one of the world's hardest rocks (WITHOUT ANY small and large stone particles) and cement of the highest quality. You will not find unsightly holes or blemishes from stone particles revealed on the surface of Cambridge ArmorTec Pavingstones.
PavingStone with ArmorTec®

Without ArmorTec®*

Installed in another residential driveway in November 2006 (photo taken January 2010)

Without ArmorTec, the pavingstone will look faded as the sand, cement and color wear off. Small holes (voids) seen on the pavingstone without ArmorTec detract from the appearance of the surrounding surface areas and contribute further to their worn look. Stone particles in various sizes become exposed on the surface leaving it rough and worn-looking.

*Shown is a Cambridge Pavingstone intentionally manufactured without ArmorTec installed in 2006.

The Importance of ArmorTec®

The Importance of ArmorTec

How Are Concrete Pavers Produced?

All brands of concrete pavers comprise a mix of sand, aggregate, cement, pigment and a limited amount of water. Cambridge has advanced this age-old technology to a level of perfection that we call ArmorTec.

What Is The ArmorTec Advantage?

All Cambridge Pavingstones are made with ArmorTec and have a smooth and dense surface with rich color that will maintain its true integrity. No unsightly holes, or blemishes from stone particles will show on the surface because only super-fifi ne sand granules (WITHOUT ANY small and large stone particles), along with the highest quality cement are used.

Need More Quality Assurance?

ArmorTec meets or exceeds standards set by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and ASTM International.



ArmorTec® Legendary Advantages

  • Every Cambridge Pavingstone has ArmorTec which is a unique mix design used only by Cambridge

  • Super-strong ArmorTec hard facing is a "one-piece" process that is manufactured "into" every Cambridge Pavingstone - not "added on" afterwards

  • Stronger than poured and stenciled concrete and meet ASTM International's Designation C936

  • ArmorTec's rich color is derived from iron-oxide pigment that meets ASTM International Designation C-979-82

  • Resistant to chipping, de-icing salts and snow plowing

  • Unaffected by frost due to low absorption and meet ASTM International's Designation C936

  • Skid and slip resistant... perfect around pools and meet ASTM International's Designation F1677

Here are just a few examples of how well Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec stand the test of time:

12 Years Old
Installed 1997 (Photo Taken 2009)Commercial Driveway Port Jefferson, NY. 6 x 6, 6 x 9 & 12 x 12 Chestnut/Bronze, Sahara/Chestnut & Onyx/Chestnut) The Cambridge KingsCourt Collection


6 Years Old
Installed 2003 (Photo Taken 2009) Commercial Driveway With Parking Winchester, VA 6 x 9 (Onyx/Natural) & 4 x 8 Holland (Sahara) The Cambridge KingsCourt Collection


6 Years Old
Installed 2003 (Photo Taken 2009) Municipal Sidewalk Manville, NJ Cobble (Ruby/Onyx) The Cambridge Excalibur Collection. Note: The Cambridge Pavingstone placed on top of the sidewalk was manufactured in 2009 (more than 6 years after the installed Cambridge Pavingstones shown were manufactured).


10 Years Old
Installed 1999 (Photo Taken 2009) Residential Driveway Washington, NJ 6 x 6 & 6 x 9 (Chestnut/Salmon) The Cambridge KingsCourt Collection


7 Years Old
Installed 2002 (Photo Taken 2009) Residential Walkway Kings Park, NY Cobble III & 4 x 4 The Excalibur Collection With 4 x 8 Holland Border (Salmon/Onyx) The Cambridge KingsCourt Collection


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