A stone paver should be made of natural stone, but careful review may reveal otherwise!
Real stone pavers are available in a variety of natural stone types such as granite, sandstone, porphyry and hard limestones. It’s important to note that some suppliers and retailers use the term stone pavers or paving stone, but they are not made of natural stone. Always ask if the product is indeed real stone, or a composite of man-made materials. Natural stone pavers can be requested in a variety of sizes and thicknesses depending on the installation. A paver is typically square or rectangle in shape with almost any dimension and a thickness of about 2” thick for setting on a concrete base, or 3” + for sand base. Stone pavers are far superior in appearance and durability when compared to concrete or manufactured varieties.
Natural paving stone is a much more visually appealing choice. It has the distinct advantage of lasting longer than manufactured pavers, decomposed granite, concrete or similar manufactured or composite material. Natural stone will increase the curb appeal and value of your property, making it a worthwhile investment!
Ask a stone supplier or contractor about maintenance and longevity.
Concrete slabs can become unsightly after several years with cracks and uplifting. Replacing decomposed granite/gravel after exposure to weather and wear may become tedious and costly not to mention the mess it makes on garage floors and inside your home. Natural stone pavers may only need a sealant (many types do not) and can last the lifetime of your home! Most natural stone exterior surfaces if installed properly can last indefinitely. Choices are abundant, from beautiful domestic sandstone pavers to imported stone French Limestone or Porphyry pavers.
Antique Reclaimed Cobblestone “Pavers”
If you’re looking for the old-world charm of reclaimed antique cobblestone, but need a paver height, we have the solution! Monarch Stone International, imports Historic European Cobblestone® , 100-400 year old reclaimed antique cobblestone and curb and can provide the top antique portion with bottom sawn at 2” thick! The image above is an example of antique cobble sawn to 2″ thick. In addition we can prepare a much thinner cobblestone @ 3/4″ to 1.5″ or 2-4cm upon request.
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!
A qualified stone professional such as Monarch Stone International and/or a design or contractor professional, will have suggestions that vary in price, color, look and feel. In this way, by using a creative design, careful assessment of installation options and explore a variety of natural stone materials you’re more likely to have the beautiful outcome you desire.
Give us a call today to discuss your ideas. We’ll be happy to provide you with long lasting, beautiful natural stone pavers!