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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones can give a beautiful makeover to your outdoor area from garden trails and entryways to lawn perimeters. These irregular shaped stones come in different colours and textures and are laid on a concrete or gravel base, providing a surface that's highly durable and lasts for years. Want to create a spectacular pathway or perk up your home garden? Go for Stepping Stones, without a doubt!

Our natural Stepping Stones range comes in Bluestone, Limestone and Granite in round, rectangular and free form, giving you ample opportunities to experiment with the design of your project. These stones evoke joy and fun vibes, unlike any other stone. Easy to lay and a great design statement for outdoors, our Stepping Stones come in different colours and textures.

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!

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Installation & Maintenance Tips

Stepping stones are a dynamic landscaping feature that can be used to design garden walks, patios and highlight points for outdoor areas. They work well for a variety of landscaping projects because they are available in a number of materials, sizes, and shapes. You can effortlessly retain your stepping stones for years with some simple installation and maintenance requirements.

Here are some tips for installing and maintaining garden stepping stones:

Installation Tips

  • Plan the Layout: Choose where you want your stepping stones to be placed. Think about the overall design, the distance between stones, and the design path or pattern. Use thread and wooden stakes as markers for the layout or path.
  • Excavation: Using a shovel, excavate the ground to a depth of two to four inches, depending on how thick your stepping stones are. Ensure that the surface is compacted and smooth.
  • Base Preparation: Cover the excavated area with a layer of gravel or crushed stone, about 2-3 inches thick. It helps in base stabilisation and proper drainage. The gravel layer can be flattened with a tamper or a wooden piece. Make sure it is stable and level.
  • Create the sand bed: Apply a 1-inch layer of sand on the compacted gravel. Using a level or a piece of lumber, level and smooth out the sand bed.
  • Stepping Stone Placement: Gently place individual stepping stones on the sand bed, pressing them down into the sand one by one. Check to see if the stones are aligned with one another. Check the symmetry and uniformity of each stone with a level. To make the surface equal and flat, reposition the sand as necessary. Ascertain that the stones are placed according to your arrangement by keeping the same distance between them.
  • Put the stones in place: If the stones do not fit tightly or you are worried that they will move, you might want to add extra sand or adjust the base. Make sure the stones are securely positioned by lightly tapping them into the sand with a rubber mallet.
  • Proper Jointing: Use landscaping fabric over the bed of sand before placing the stones to stop weeds from growing in the spaces between them. To place each stone, make holes in the fabric. You can use jointing sand to close the spaces between the stones for a more polished and stable appearance. Till the holes are filled, moisten the sand by sweeping it into them and then adding more. In addition to preventing weed development, this helps hold the stones in place.
  • Finally, Check: Make sure the stones are positioned correctly and level. As needed, make modifications. Plant ground cover or soil to fill in the areas surrounding the stepping stones. It gives the stones a polished, tidy appearance and aids in their security.
  • Watering and Soil Settlement: Provide water to the region, particularly if jointing sand is being used, to aid in the settling of the sand and soil. This will help to keep the stepping stones in place even more firmly.

You can ensure stability, longevity and an eye-catching feature for your landscape with these easy installation tips.

Delivery Locations

We deliver natural stones from our warehouse to your doorstep.

ACT: Canberra

NSW: Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, North Shore, City of Parramatta, Albury, Nowra, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, Taree, Bathurst, Orange, Blacktown, Tamworth, Castle Hill, Queanbeyan, Lismore, Dubbo, Banora Point, Maroubra, Mosman, Port Stephens, Randwick, Quakers Hill, Marrickville, Granville, Armidale, Carlingford, Liverpool, Caringbah, Goulburn, Blue Mountains, Maitland, Central Coast, North Coast, Central West

QLD: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan City, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Rainbow Beach, Mackay, Rockhampton, South Brisbane, Bundaberg, Torquay, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Gladstone, Southport, Mount Isa, Caboolture, Maryborough, Booval, Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay

VIC: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura, Cranbourne, Hoppers Crossing, Shepparton, St Albans, Melton, Wodonga, Warrnambool, Sunbury, Ferntree Gully, Bentleigh East, Glen Iris, Mornington, Greensborough, Balwyn North, Brunswick, Craigieburn, Camberwell, Malvern East, Echuca, Launceston, Hobart

Other: Perth, Geraldton, Albany, Bunbury, Adelaide, Gawler, Darwin

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are Stepping Stones?

2. What finish do Stepping Stones come in?

3. What size options do Stepping Stones come in?

4. What all colour options are available in Stepping Stones?

5. Are there different grades available in Stepping Stones?

6. Do Stepping Stones have high colour variation?

7. Are Stepping Stones expensive?

8. Where all can Stepping Stones be used?

9. Can I use Stepping Stone in garden?

10. Can Stepping Stones be used for backyards?

11. Are Stepping Stones a good product choice for walkways?

12. Can I use Stepping Stones as pavers?

13. Can I lay Stepping Stones on sand?

14. Do Stepping Stone need to be sealed?

15. Can Stepping Stones stain easily?

16. How often should I seal Stepping Stones?

17. What is the best way to clean Stepping Stones pavers?

18. Can I use vinegar to clean Stepping Stones pavers?

19. Is it okay to clean Stepping Stones with bleach?

20. Can Stepping Stones be cleaned with acidic solution?

21. Can I pressure wash Stepping Stones?

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