Crazy Paves are stones available in random shapes and sizes for paving outdoors. The irregular stones are laid haphazardly, filled with mortar between the gaps. The indiscriminate shapes break the clutter of spaces, uplifting the look and ambience of the house.
The idea of Crazy Paving emerged from maximising quarry waste. Cracked or imperfect stones were often discarded owing to the inability to cut them dimensionally. Such stones were laid as paving stones and were named Crazy Paves.
Extraordinarily robust and dense, Crazy Paving is an ideal flooring option for outdoor areas such as pathways, driveways, courtyards, gardens, pool surrounds and more. The modern trend sees their use in indoor floors as well. Your hallways and kitchen floors get a new lease of life with these gorgeous stones.
These natural stones withstand extreme temperatures, pressure loads, moisture and fire. Crazy Pavers and tiles extend a unique antique view, making the spaces look picture-perfect. Our diverse range of Crazy Pavers & Tiles in Travertine, Bluestone and more come in various colours, offering brilliant design flexibility for all domestic and commercial paving projects. Sandstone Crazy Paving is the hottest-selling product that remains in demand throughout the year.
Sandstone Crazy Paving is a type of paving that is made from sandstone. The sandstone is cut into small pieces and laid out in a pattern. The pieces are then glued together to create unique and durable paving. Sandstone is a popular choice for Crazy Paving, as it offers a wide range of colours and textures. It is also an easy material to work with, making it a good option for DIY projects. Sandstone Crazy Paving can create a stunning visual effect in any garden or outdoor space.
Stone Depot® is the largest supplier of Crazy Pavers & Tiles in Australia. We deliver across Australia, including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help you personalise that space. Our extensive range of Crazy Tiles & Pavers is available in Granite, Travertine, Limestone, Marble and more.
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Crazy Paving or Crazy Pavers is a collection of asymmetrical cut natural stones with a constant thickness used for landscaping purposes. This style has become quite popular among builders, architects, and tilers because of the creative flexibility Crazy Pavers offer due to their fluid nature. Crazy Pavers are laid in a random jigsaw manner with tiles grout in between.
2. What is the thickness of Crazy Stone Paving?
The thickness of Crazy stone paving would range between 20 mm and 40 mm.
3. What size do Crazy Paving stones come in?
Crazy Paving come in irregular sizes ranging between 250-600 mm.
4. What is the finish of Crazy Paving stones?
Travertine tiles are the best for crazy paving in a trend-driven new home-building market. These crazy paves combine aesthetic beauty along with other advantages such as durability and reliability. They resist wear and tear with ease and better than other materials. With its many features, it is no wonder crazy pave is Australia's go-to choose.
5. What base do you need for crazy paving?
The base of the crazy paving is usually concrete. However, they can occasionally also be placed on a base of well-compacted sand bed. This needs to be kept in mind while buying tiles or pavers for crazy paving because the thickness of the stone is determined accordingly. Such as for soft surfaces or areas with heavy footfall, we recommend choosing a crazy paver that is 30mm in thickness.
6. Can you use crazy paving for a driveway?
We do not recommend using crazy paving for a driveway because it is a high-traffic area. For crazy paving to not break or crack in such areas, the thickness should be more than 50mm. It is majorly used for other outdoor spaces, such as a patio or pool deck.
7. What do you put under crazy paving?
A concrete slab should be put under crazy paving. When laid on hard surfaces such as concrete, these natural stones can last for years because of their durability and reliability. However, you can also put soft surfaces under crazy paving, such as compacted rock bases or sand beds.
8. Is it hard to lay crazy paving?
It gets a little tricky when laying crazy paving. Proper planning and tools should be used to avoid hurdles, such as the soil should be levelled properly, and the base should be selected keeping the area and project in mind.
9. What material Crazy Paves are made of?
Crazy pavers can come in any natural stone material. We at Stone Depot supply Crazy Paving in limestone, sandstone, and bluestone.
10. Do Crazy Paving have the same size of stone pieces?
No, it would be a mix of small and big pieces, but the maximum length of the stone would be 600 mm. This irregularity in the size of the stone gives a seamless and different end look to the project. You could make seamless bespoke designs with Crazy Pavers. No two projects would look identical with Crazy Pavers.
11. What are the colour options available in Crazy Pavers?
We have an array of colour options available in Crazy Stone Paving. From grey to beige to blue to black, you can choose the most premium quality of Crazy Pavers from our collection for your project space.
12. Will there be high colour variation in Crazy Pavers?
Crazy Paving is made of irregular natural stone pieces and all natural stones have a degree of colour variation. Yes, Crazy Stone Paving would also have colour variation to a certain extent. The colour variation in the Crazy Paving would elevate the final look of the project space and offer a distinct look.
13. Is there a stone preference in Crazy Paving?
No there is no stone preference when it comes to Crazy Pavers. The most common stones that are used for Crazy Pavers are sandstone, limestone, and bluestone. We have all the stone options available in different colour variants. Feel free to connect with one of our representatives to see which Crazy Pave matches your requirement.
14. How Stone Depot maintain the quality of Crazy Pavers?
As far as sandstone Crazy Pavers are concerned, we own quarries for sandstone. We only supply the most premium quality in the Australian Market. We buy other stones directly from the quarries and do a quality check every time before we supply, ensuring consistent, premium quality.
15. Are Crazy Pavers durable?
Crazy Pavers are made from limestone, sandstone, and bluestone, which are highly durable. Crazy Paving stones would last a lifetime if installed accurately, sealed, and maintained well.
16. Why are Crazy Pavers called so?
Crazy Paves are called so because of their irregular shapes and sizes. The uneven stones are arranged in a unique pattern that lends a ‘crazy’ appearance to the finished areas.
17. How long do Crazy Pavers last?
Crazy Paving tiles are natural stones, usually made of limestone and sandstone. These are dense, durable, and best suited for Australian weather. If maintained and sealed properly, they last for decades.
18. Why is Crazy Paving so popular?
Crazy Paving gives a unique appearance to your space and makes it stand out. It is also an economical solution as it is cheaper than paving slabs.
19. What is the difference between cobblestones and Crazy Paving?
Cobblestones are small round or rectangle uniform shapes of stones used to pave outdoors only. Crazy Paves are larger random-shaped stones used to pave outdoor or indoor areas.
20. What different grades are available in Crazy Paving?
In the market, you'd usually find three grades of Crazy Pavers- Commercial, Standard, and Premium. Stone Depot only keeps premium grade or high-quality Crazy Pavers. The benefits of premium grade Crazy Paving are low installation cost, less maintenance requirement, and long life expectancy.
21. Will there be an etching mark if there is a wine spill on Crazy Paving tiles?
Unsealed Crazy Pavers might easily get an etching mark in case of a wine spillover. To avoid this situation, we recommend sealing the Crazy Pavers during installation. Sealing would make the stone look the same for many years.
22. How much does Crazy Paving cost on an average?
The cost of the Crazy Pavers would depend on the quality of the stone it's made up. We being the wholesaler, supply Crazy Pavers at the most competitive rates in the market. For bulk orders, there would be even better pricing we can offer. To know more about pricing and Crazy Pavers, feel free to connect with one of our representatives.
23. What is the life expectancy of Crazy Paving?
Crazy Pavers, if properly installed and maintained, could last for easy 30-40 years. The key to the long life of your Crazy Paving is timely cleaning and re-sealing it.
24. What is natural split in Crazy Paving?
Natural split in Crazy Paving means a stone with a natural rugged surface. It gives an authentic rustic appearance to surfaces.
25. Is Crazy Paving affordable?
Crazy Paving is as affordable as any other tile or paver in natural stone. Crazy Pavers also do not require any extra maintenance.
26. Is Crazy Paving suitable for residential and commercial projects?
Yes, the use of Crazy Pavers is extensive in both residential and commercial projects. We have a large band of sizes, finishes, and colours in Crazy Pavers that are apt for both residential and commercial build projects.
27. Where are Crazy Pavers used?
Crazy Pavers are used to pave patios, walkways, driveways, gardens, pool surrounds. They are also used in partially covered indoor spaces like balconies and alfresco.
28. Are Crazy stone paving strong material for outside paving?
Yes, Crazy Paver is indeed a strong paving material for outdoor paving. Modern architecture involves the use of Crazy Pavers in paving patio, alfresco, walkways, pool area, gardens, etc.
29. Can Crazy Paving be used around the pool?
Crazy Paving has now become a popular option for doing pool surrounds. It elevates the look of the pool and makes it distinctive.
30. Are Crazy Paving stones suitable for driveways?
Yes, driveways made of Crazy Paving stones have recently gained popularity. Not only do they look amazing, but they would make you fall in love with going back home just to see them again and again.
31. Can I use Crazy Pavers to do patio?
Go for Crazy Paving if you want to create a beautiful place to sit and relax. Our range of Crazy Paving elevates the look of your patio or outdoor sitting areas. It is a go-to product for these kinds of projects.
32. Can I pave alfresco with Crazy Paving?
Yes, an alfresco done with Crazy Pavers are a treat to the eyes. Not only do they give an out of the world and unique look but are also durable enough to last a lifetime.
33. Can I use Crazy Pavers indoors?
Yes, why not? Crazy Pavers are trending for indoor floors, replacing traditional wood, carpet, or concrete flooring.
34. Is it advisable to put Crazy Pave on soil?
It is not recommended to put Crazy Pavers on soil. The best would be to put it on concrete and properly seal the stone.
35. Do Crazy Paving stones need to be sealed?
Absolutely! The first thing to keep in mind before buying natural stone Crazy Pavers is sealing the product. Sealing is a must to help the stone retain its natural colour and increases the stone's life.
36. How many coats of sealant is recommended for Crazy Pavers?
During installation, two coats of sealant on the surface are recommended to make Crazy Pavers last longer.
37. Would Crazy Pave darken when sealed?
An enhancing sealer would darken the stone, otherwise it would not. You should always do a sample test on one area of the tile or paver to see if it darkens or not.
38. How often it is recommended to reseal the Crazy Pavers?
We would recommend resealing the Crazy Paving stone every 2-3 years. Resealing would ensure Crazy Pave retains its natural colour. The overall life of the Crazy Paving stones also increases with repeated sealing.
39. Does Crazy Paving require high maintenance?
No Crazy Pavers do not require high maintenance. We only recommend proper installation and sealing of the stone during installation. Also, resealing the stone every 2-3 years will keep them looking fresh, stain-free and damage free.
40. Can Crazy Paving get stained?
Unsealed Crazy Pavers have high chances of getting stained. The best would be to seal the Crazy Paving stone to make it last long.
41. What is recommended to clean the Crazy Pavers and remove stains?
For cleaning stains, the best method would be to use a mild soap solution with a soft mop. It is advisable to use warm water for cleaning the surface. In case of a stubborn stain, you can also use a natural stone cleaner available in the market. Avoid using any acidic solution to clean the Crazy Paver.
42. How do you clean Crazy Pavers?
Since Crazy Pavers are made out of natural stones, they do not need high maintenance. You can simply use a garden hose to remove dirt and debris from the surface of Crazy Pavers. For solid debris accumulated on the surface, use a mild soap or detergent solution to clean the area and pressure wash it. Avoid using any acidic solution while cleaning.
43. How to maintain Crazy Pavers on daily basis?
The best way to clean and maintain Crazy Pavers is to use a soft broom or a soft mop to remove any dirt and debris from the surface. Usually, warm water with any mild soap or detergent solution does the job effectively. Use a natural stone paver cleaner for tough debris. You can pressure- wash the surface once in a while to keep them fresh.
44. Can I use vinegar to clean Crazy Pavers?
No, vinegar is not recommended for cleaning Crazy Pavers. The best would be using a mild soap or detergent solution with a soft mop. Dry the stone after washing it.
45. What will happen if Crazy Paving stones are not sealed?
Not sealing Crazy Paving stones would make them prone to erosion, mildew build-up or weed growth. The stones can also easily get discoloured or stained.
46. Can I power wash Crazy Pavers?
Yes, you can power wash Crazy Pavers. It would help to remove tough stains and debris accumulated on the surface. Powerwashing can clean the surface and make them look fresh again.
47. What stones can be used for crazy paving?
Depending on personal inclination, regional availability and desired aesthetic, different natural stones can be used for crazy pavers. Sandstone, Slate, Granite, Limestone and Bluestone are a few examples often used as crazy pavers. To obtain the appropriate appearance for the crazy paving pattern, these stones can be found in various colours, textures and sizes. The final decision of which stone to use will be based on various elements, including the area’s overall design or theme, durability and suitability for the intended usage. From Tandur Grey Limestone Crazy Paver to Sunrise Gold Sandstone Crazy Paver, you can find a range of options to choose from one of the leading natural stone wholesalers in Australia, Stone Depot.
48. How do you fill gaps in between crazy pavers?
The gaps between the crazy pavers are filled with grout. Mortar and grout are comparable; grout usually has a finer texture. Although it is frequently used for crazy paving, it is also commonly utilised to fill spaces between pavers and tiles. Using a grout float, press the grout into the cracks after mixing it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Before the grout dries, remove any extra grout from the pavers’ surface before the grout dries. These help the crazy pavers stay intact and do not chip or break that easily. They are the industry’s best; however, you must consult your landscaper before you buy anything. They would help you better understand what to use to fill gaps between crazy pavers.
49. When was crazy paving popular?
During the middle of the 20th century, crazy pavers gained popularity as a landscaping and paving technique, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. But they are surely making a comeback. It is undoubtedly one of the most trending building designs that are opted for by architects to, landscapers and even homeowners in geography like Australia. Crazy paving, commonly referred to as flagstone, uses randomly shaped pavers instead of ones that are consistently cut. Crazy paving was first employed for practical reasons rather than as a fashion statement. People could conserve resources and reduce waste by reusing leftover pieces from standard pavers. Although crazy paving has since changed and expanded in design, it was popular well into the 1970s and beyond. Crazy paving is still a popular option for outdoor paving projects today, and there are many different materials and design options to achieve diverse effects and aesthetics.
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