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Using Cobblestones for high-traffic areas is a great choice due to their strength. In the past, cobbles were used to lay out streets and garden paths, adding a unique charm to hardscaping. They were a great improvement over dirt roads which could easily be washed away or turn into muddy puddles, making transportation tricky.

Cobblestones at Stone Centre 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.

Whether you're looking to spruce up your outdoor living area, create a feature wall or floor, or simply add a unique touch to your project, we have a stone to suit every space. At Stone Centre, we offer Australia's largest selection of premium natural stones, with delivery across the country. We offer customisation with most of our product range and are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored as per your project needs. Connect today and let us help you find the perfect stone for you!

More About Cobblestones

Cobblestones Pavers

Cobblestones are a practical choice for outdoor paving projects in high-use and high-traffic areas. Their timeless appeal and exceptional strength are second to none. Full of character and strength, they offer a unique texture and impressive aesthetics to outdoor spaces. In the past, cobbles were used to create streets and garden paths, as an upgrade to dirt roads. Today, they are the first choice for modern-day landscaping designs. They are trusted for their durability, versatility and resilience.

Cobblestones come in a wide range of colours such as grey, earthy brown, black and multi-chromatic hues. Their natural colour variations add depth to outdoor spaces and complement any architectural style. They come in square and rectangular shapes with uneven edges that provide a natural rustic appearance and make them ideal for walkways, pathways, driveways and public places.

Cobblestone roads deter water stagnation and rust build-up. Moreover, their uneven texture gives them a robust surface and a good grip on wet or steep surfaces. With simple care and maintenance, your Cobblestones will last for decades.

Cobblestone pavers are installed in two ways- loose or on a mesh. The mesh option with the back sawn is convenient as it allows for easier installation.

Types of Cobblestones

There are various types of Cobblestones available each with its unique appearance and characteristics:

  • Granite Cobblestones: They are made using Granite stone and are the most durable type of Cobblestones. Available in mesmerising hues of silver, grey, black, honey and red, Granite cobblestones are largely used for driveways and are also referred to as driveway cobblestones.
  • Limestone Cobblestones: They are not as robust as Granite and have a smoother surface. Available in shades of beige, grey and brown, they can provide a beautiful, classy look to low-traffic areas such as patios and backyards.
  • Basalt Cobblestones: They are strong and durable with a dense and fine-grained texture. Available in a rich dark charcoal colour they can be used in any outdoor space.
  • Sandstone Cobblestones: They have a rustic sand-like texture that gives a natural look and complements all outdoor spaces. They are available in colours including white, beige, tan and brown.
  • Porphyry Cobblestones: These are extremely durable and come in a beautiful colour blend of tan, brown, grey and pink. They are used in parks, streets and other public spaces.

Design Applications of Cobblestones

  • Heavy Duty Driveways: Granite is a popular choice as driveway cobblestones, suitable for both residential and suburban driveways as well as heavy-use public places. Cobblestones in Granite prove to be a practical and beautiful choice for a robust and long-lasting driveway. They offer incredible durability and can withstand high traffic and heavy footfall.
  • Walkways and Pathways: Cobblestone pavers come with uneven edges and a stunning texture. Available in many colour options, they add a rustic and eye-catching look to any landscape design. Whether you’re planning a walkway leading to your front door or creating a garden pathway, Cobbles are a perfect choice.
  • Patio or Courtyard: Cobblestones make for a low-maintenance option for your outdoor flooring requirements. Perfect for anyone who needs a tough and beautiful surface without having to put in much effort.
  • Streets and Parks: Cobbles are perfect for public spaces as they can withstand all weather elements and heavy foot traffic without any substantial maintenance requirements. Used for parking areas and driveways, cobblestones offer a sturdy and long-lasting surface.
  • Garden: They can be used to create aesthetic garden edging, garden boundaries and retaining walls. Moreover, they prevent soil erosion.
  • Interiors: Cobblestones can be used as an accent for statement walls and to add texture and depth to fireplace surrounds.

Installation & Maintenance Tips

Cobblestones are recognised for their classic historical charm and beautiful natural variation. Primarily made up of durable materials such as Granite and quartz, these incredibly charming stones feature a great combination of low porosity and high density. Our premium range of Cobblestones is available on a mesh for easy Installation. Here are some tips for installing and maintaining Cobblestones:

Installation Tips

  • Surface preparation: The substrate or foundation preparation is crucial for a successful installation and affects the final flooring quality. This is because the sub-base, also known as the laying support, serves a variety of purposes to protect the top layer of the stone.
  • Correct sloping: Special attention needs to be paid to planning in order to deal with rainwater overflow when dealing with outdoor stone flooring. To do this, the floor field is divided into different drainage surfaces, each of which is given an ideal levelness and an effective slope.
  • Control Joints: Movement and control joints allow the flooring to adjust to temperature differences as well as the movement of the glue, substrate, or stone. Where a paver covers the control joint, a flexible joint needs to be built on the finished surface just above the control joint to form a movement joint.
  • Appropriate drainage Drainage minimises efflorescence and subgrade softening while preserving the installation's longevity. For there to be sufficient drainage sites, there must be a minimum surface cross-fall.
  • Screed and bonding slurry: If a screed bed is going to be installed, let the laid-out base settle for the amount of time that the manufacturer recommends. The screed and concrete substrate must be bonded together using an appropriate cement-based slurry finish.
  • Waterproofing: Before installation, waterproofing and drainage design need to be thought of as a component of a bigger "moisture management strategy." To help avoid efflorescence and other moisture-related issues, we suggest applying a waterproofing chemical or membrane to the substrate before putting in the stone.
  • Sealing: Applying a sealer will help increase the Cobblestone’s durability and lifespan. It creates a barrier that protects the stone from the weather and environmental factors.
  • Cutting: For Cobblestones, a bench saw fitted with a wet diamond blade is the appropriate tool for cutting. The stone should be cleaned right away after it is cut to avoid the cutting compound drying out and spoiling the surface.
  • Choose a tough adhesive: For Cobblestone installation, we recommend using a sturdy adhesive to keep the stone firmly in place and inhibit it from moving over time. For information on correct mixing ratios and application procedures, refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  • Grouting: It is recommended to use a high-quality, Cobblestone-appropriate grouting product. Wet the stone and the grout joints using a sponge. Ensure that there are no gaps in the joints by filling them with grout all the way down to the paving stones. Before the grout dries, remove any excess with a trowel.
  • Cleaning: Cobblestones should be cleaned after the grouting material has dried out. Cleaning can get rid of any extra grout residue. Gently brush away any excess debris from the surface using a firm brush or a nylon pad. Avoid using any acidic cleaning products.

Maintenance Tips

  • Wash Frequently: To maintain the best possible condition for your Cobblestone flooring, sweep or wash it frequently. Keep any dirt or debris from building up on the surface. Avoid applying any harsh chemicals as they will eventually remove the original texture of the stone. Additionally, stay away from acidic cleansers since they might etch the surface and harm the outside.
  • Respond quickly to spills: Spills of wine, vinegar and citrus juice should be cleaned up quickly to avoid damage. Blot the extra liquid by dabbing it with a soft, absorbent cloth or tissue. Avoid rubbing vigorously when cleaning as this could increase the damage and spread the stain.
  • Reseal periodically: Post Installation sealing is recommended to retain the stone’s stunning look and lustre. Depending on the type of Cobblestone, where it is installed and the amount of traffic your area receives, you may need to reseal the stone every 1-2 years. Follow the sealer’s instructions or seek professional help for perfect results.

By following these installation and maintenance tips, you can keep your Cobblestone surfaces remarkable and maintained for decades.

Why Buy from Stone Centre?

Stone Centre, a prominent name in the stone industry, offers Australia's largest selection of finest quality natural stones. We are a one stop destination for all your stone needs including outdoor pavers, tiles, pool copings, cobblestones, stepping stones, walling and more. We are passionate about transforming outdoor spaces with beautiful sustainable solutions and are backed by our team of stone connoisseurs.

Stone Centre offers unmatched quality that speaks for itself as we continuously strive to deliver competitive pricing and a world class customer experience.

At Stone Centre, we believe there's a stone for every space and we're here to help find the perfect one for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are Cobblestones?

2. Why are they called Cobblestones?

3. When were Cobblestones first used?

4. What are Cobblestone made of?

5. What are Cobblestones used for?

6. How strong are Cobblestones?

7. What finishes of Cobblestones are available with Stone Centre?

8. What size options are available in Cobblestones with Stone Centre?

9. Which Cobblestone material is best for pavers?

10. What are the benefits of paving with Cobblestones?

11. What is the difference between Cobblestone paving and brick paving?

12. Are Cobblestones waterproof?

13. What is the purpose of Cobblestones?

14. What is Cobblestone paving?

15. What is the standard size of Cobblestones available at Stone Centre?

16. Can I get a tile or paver matching to the Cobblestone size?

17. What pattern is your Cobblestone available in?

18. What is the size of individual Cobblestone?

19. For a driveway what thickness of Cobblestone is best- 20mm or 30mm?

20. If I need a Cobblestone thicker than 30 mm, can it be arranged?

21. Do you sell loose pieces of Cobblestones?

22. What is the mesh size of Cobblestones?

23. How many Cobblestones are there on a mesh?

24. What is the displacement of Cobblestone on the mesh- Straight or Brick Bond Pattern?

25. Are Cobblestone driveways durable?

26. What are the benefits of Cobblestone paving?

27. What base is better for putting the Cobblestones on?

28. How do we maintain Cobblestone walkways?

29. Is Cobblestone installation expensive?

30. What goes between gaps of Cobblestones?

31. Do Cobblestones need to be sealed?

32. Which colour of grout is recommended for Cobblestones paving?

33. Do you need to reseal Cobblestones?

34. What is the best way to clean Cobblestones?

35. How to make Cobblestones shine?

36. Can I use vinegar to clean Cobblestones?

37. Can you use bleach to clean Cobblestones?

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