What is “Historic Sidewalk Cobble®” ?
Historic Sidewalk Cobble is authentic reclaimed 100 to 400 year old cobblestone imported from Europe that was originally used in pedestrian areas only!
Historic Sidewalk Cobble® are beautiful hand-split stones created for a foot-friendly, flat and consistent surface area to be used for sidewalks and pedestrian areas in Europe. Historic Sidewalk Cobble® has not been exposed to the dirt, oil, eventual asphalt that covered many cobblestone streets so they retained a fairly consistent shape and a gorgeous patina!. Here in the U.S. this cobblestone is particularly appealing and extremely conducive for home or commercial use on patios, walkways as well as for traditional stone driveway use.
These cobbles are from the same historic stone quarries unique to Europe, which give us so many other antique cobblestone varieties that we call simply ‘sandstone’ vs. granite cobblestone. The natural color range appears slightly more vibrant because of the lack of heavy wear and exposure to roadway use over the centuries. The aged patina is warm and colorful. This particular cobble is only available in a square size: 5″ to 6″ but the natural height ranges from 2″ to 4″ high. As an option we can saw-cut the bottom for a consistent height of 1.5″ or 2″. Installation on a concrete base is recommended if being used for a driveway or heavily used area. Otherwise a sand base installation would be perfectly adequate with the natural height. For more information about Historic Sidewalk Cobble®, give us a call today!