Genuine cobblestone is not typically thought of as a paver due to its size and irregular shape, especially if it is antique, salvaged or reclaimed. However, with today’s fabricating ability, antique reclaimed cobblestones are indeed available as a thin paver, from ¾” to 2” thick!
Monarch Stone International, importers of Historic European Cobblestone®, genuine reclaimed cobblestone, has the ability to provide exquisite authentic antique cobblestone as a paver – providing the top antique portion with a sawn bottom. Typical, traditional cobblestones, squares and rectangles, range in heights varying from 5” to 6” tall. With the thin paver height, cobblestone for driveways, walkways, patios becomes more versatile for a variety of landscape design applications and can be requested for most of the six cobblestone sizes we reclaim and import!
For installation, it is important to understand that installing a sawn or sliced antique cobblestone paver on a sand base is not recommended due to its irregularity and inability to attain tight joints such is found in a manufactured paver. There are no flat sides on an antique cobblestone. It is possible to use on a sand base for walkways or light traffic areas. However, an antique cobble in a thin paver for wet setting on a concrete/mortar base, is a wonderful combination of look and function and especially appropriate for driveways and patios!
Thin antique cobblestone pavers can be used for interior flooring and wall veneer in addition to traditional use outdoors on walkways, driveways and courtyards! The uniqueness of each cobble is part of the genuine charm and is the reason that natural, old antique cobblestone is so appealing! With the added feature of saw-cutting or slicing the antique cobble into a thin paver, the options and uses are greatly expanded!
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