We are often asked what is the difference is between Historic European Cobblestone’s antique “granite” and antique “sandstone” cobblestone. Both cobbles are authentic reclaimed, antique (100-400 year old) cobblestone that have all of the character, charm and the authentic worn patina found only by virtue of its age.
Both cobblestones have plentiful size options. They are available in six sizes and both can be sawn – reduced to a 2” thin antique paver for installation on a concrete base.
There are two main differences; color and surface/texture. Europe is famous for its variety of natural stone resources. Cobblestone was produced from a variety of these, but the two most utilized is granite and sandstone. Granite is known for its natural color range in mostly warm grays, with greens and rusts as well. The surface appearance of antique granite cobblestone is full of character and ranges from slightly uneven to relatively flat.
There are locations in Europe that produced an extremely hard stone, its natural color range is earthier; warmer grays, browns and tans. This is an extremely tight-grained stone which we’ve called ‘sandstone’ due to these warmer colors. It’s as hard and durable as granite and has been used for centuries for street paving and for buildings. In addition, antique sandstone cobblestone has a more flat, foot-friendly surface making it a suitable choice for walkways and patios as well as driveways and motor courts.
A beautiful variety of authentic antique reclaimed granite and sandstone cobblestone suitable for any driveway, walkway, patio or just about any design imaginable! History beneath your feet!