Cobblestones make a fantastic choice for high-traffic areas owing to their robustness. Historically used to pave streets and garden paths, cobbles were the most charming stones for hardscaping. They came as a huge advantage and upgrade from dirt roads which would get washed away easily or form messy puddles, making transportation difficult. In modern times, Cobblestone driveways are the finest example of robust and durable paving that last decades.
Cobbles do not allow water stagnation and build-up of ruts. Their textured finish provides a good grip in wet or steep places. Cobblestone pavers not only look authentic but are also artistically pleasing. Apart from their use in roads, these stones can be used as décor accents in walls and fireplaces.
Originally, cobblestones were natural stones sourced from stream beds. Contemporary times’ cobblestones mean pavers made of natural stones which are relatively uniform in shape and size. These cobblestones are easier to install compared to the rounded ones.
Our Cobblestone mesh or sheet lends ease of installation to floors or pavers while their natural colour allows a visual permanence. Our collection of cobblestones in various colours lets you complement and enhance the design of your surroundings. They are not just rounded or oval shapes, they also come in square and rectangular shapes with rounded edges.
Stone Depot is the largest wholesale supplier of premium natural stones in Sydney. Our Cobblestones are popular across Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help you personalize that space. Our extensive range of pavers, tiles, and walling is available in Granite, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain, and more.
Cobblestones that we supply are made of Granite. It is one of the sturdiest and most durable materials. They are an ideal choice of product for driveways with heavy traffic.
Are Cobblestones slip resistant?
Our Cobblestones are of Granite with an exfoliated finish and have the highest slip rating. They are known for having the best anti-slip surface.
What finishes of Cobblestones are available with Stone Depot?
Our Cobblestones are exfoliated/flamed on the surface and have split edges.
What size options are available in Cobblestones with Stone Depot?
We keep two different sizes in Cobblestones- 90×90 mm and 100×100 mm in 20 mm and 30 mm thickness, respectively.
What are Cobblestones?
Cobblestones are a natural building material made of highly durable and water-worn stones used to pave streets, roads, and paths. Whether ancient or modern architecture, Cobblestones are used to pave roads due to their rustic and durable characteristic. They can endure extreme weather calamities and stand the test of time.
Why are they called Cobblestones?
The word Cobblestone was derived from 'Cob' which means round or lumpy. Since ancient times they have been used to pave roads, paths and were a good upgrade from dirt roads.
What are Cobblestone made of?
Cobblestones tend to take heavy traffic and withstand extreme weather calamities. They are made of highly durable materials like Granite or basalt.
Which Cobblestone material is best for pavers?
Ideally, Granite Cobblestones are considered the best for pavers. They are long-lasting, and their textured finish lends traction on steep surfaces.
Where do Cobblestones come from?
Cobblestones are sedimentary rocks. They were originally collected from riverbeds where the water flow made them round.
What are the benefits of paving wit Cobblestones ?
Besides being durable and weather resistant, Cobblestone paving offers aesthetic appeal. Cobblestone pavers are easy to install and last for an eternity.
What is the difference between Cobblestone paving and brick paving?
A brick is made of cast concrete. Some brick manufacturers call them Cobblestones which is technically incorrect, as they are concrete pavers. On the other hand, when used correctly, Cobblestones are small blocks of paving material made of natural stones.
Are Cobblestones water proof?
Cobblestones are made of Granite which generally doesn't require sealing as it has fewer pores on the surface. However, we recommend sealing the Cobblestones to make them water-resistant as these stones are laid on paths and roads subjected to all the weather extremities, including rain.
What is the purpose of Cobblestones?
Cobblestones for ages have been used as a paving material for roads. They help protect the area from getting muddy during rains or dusty in winter. They are strong and highly durable to endure heavy traffic. Cobblestones were the perfect replacement for sand roads.
What is Cobblestone paving?
Cobblestone paving uses small rectangular blocks of stone paving material, mainly Granite, to pave roads, paths, and pavements.
When were Cobblestones first used?
Cobblestones were first used in the early 15th century and were set in sand. At that point, they were sometimes bound in water that prevented developing guts or getting muddy roads.
What is the standard size of Cobblestones that Stone Depot supplies?
We supply Cobblestones in 90×90 mm and 100×100 mm. The thickness could either be 20 mm or 30 mm. Please feel free to connect with our sales representatives to know more about it.
Can I get a tile or paver matching to the Cobblestone size?
Yes, most of our Cobblestones have matching tiles and pavers. If you wish to extend the look outside and inside, you can look into our tiles and pavers matching with the Cobblestones.
What pattern is your Cobblestone available in?
We have brick bond pattern Cobblestones available on a mesh. We also have a straight pattern. Additionally, we can arrange loose pieces, in case you need them. However, for that, we would need sufficient lead time.
What is the size of individual Cobblestone?
We have two sizes available- 90×90 mm and 100×100 mm in 20 mm and 30 mm thickness.
For a driveway what thickness of Cobblestone is best- 20mm or 30mm?
We recommend using 30 mm thick Cobblestones for your driveway project. The thicker the stone, the better is the load-bearing capacity.
If I need a Cobblestone thicker than 30 mm, can it be arranged?
Yes, we can arrange Cobblestone of any relative thickness that your project requires, provided the client allows us sufficient lead time to process it.
Do you sell loose pieces of Cobblestones?
No, we have Cobblestones on a mesh which are easy to install. Single Cobblestone pieces tend to increase the overall cost of the project due to more man-hours in installation. But we can supply loose Cobbles as well if the project states so.
What is the mesh size of Cobblestones?
We have two mesh sizes available- 490×390 mm and 540×430 mm.
How many Cobblestones are there on a mesh?
There are a total of 20 Cobblestones pasted on a mesh that we supply.
What is the displacement of Cobblestone on the mesh- Straight or Brick Bond Pattern?
We supply Cobblestones in a brick bond pattern. We can also arrange a straight pattern with workable lead time if the project requires the same.
What are Cobblestones used for?
Generally, Cobblestones are used in making pavements, patio pavers, streets, walkways, driveways, and buildings.
Are Cobblestone driveways durable?
Driveways made of Cobblestones are highly durable and long-lasting. Properly installed and maintained driveways can last 30 to 50 years.
What are the benefits of Cobblestone paving?
Besides being durable and weather resistant, Cobblestone paving offers aesthetic appeal and is easy to install. Cobblestone pavers are low-maintenance and last for an eternity.
What base is better for putting the Cobblestones on?
Cement is the best base for putting the Cobblestones on mesh for your front and backyard projects. For driveways, we recommend installing them on a reinforced concrete slab that is 120 mm thick.
How do we maintain Cobblestone walkways?
Cobblestone walkways are durable and low-maintenance. Cleaning with a pressure hose would help remove dirt or grime. Remove any weeds from time to time.
Is Cobblestone installation expensive?
Cobblestone pavers are slightly expensive than concrete pavers. The installation is time-consuming and a labor-intensive process. However, it does not require heavy machinery or expertise.
What goes between gaps of Cobblestones?
A cement-based bedding mix is used to fill the gaps between Cobblestones. The bedding should be deep enough to fit stones halfway.
Do Cobblestones need to be sealed?
Cobblestones are made of Granite which is less porous. Nonetheless, we recommend sealing the stone during installation for the best upkeep and maintenance.
Which colour of grout is recommended for Cobblestones paving?
We would recommend a light coloured grout for silver Cobblestones and dark coloured grout for black Cobblestones.
Do you need to reseal Cobblestones?
We highly recommend resealing the product every 3-4 years to let the Cobblestones retain their natural colour and be sturdy like ever for ages.
What is the best way to clean Cobblestones?
The best way to clean Cobblestones is to scrub with warm water and soap. Avoid using acid-based solutions to clean the Cobblestones.
How to make Cobblestones shine?
It is best to use one or two squirts of detergent in one gallon of water, rinse it with a garden hose and let it dry.
Can I use vinegar to clean Cobblestones?
It is not recommended to use vinegar to clean the Cobblestones. The best way is to clean it with a garden hose and put some dish soap or degreaser into a bucket of water and scrub it.
Can you use bleach to clean Cobblestones?
Bleach can dull the finish of Granite Cobblestones, and thus it is not recommended to clean Cobblestones. The best is to use some detergent mixture or mild soap water for cleaning and then drying the surface.