Stone Step Treads
We have a huge range of natural stone stepping stone to suit most applications.
A stepping stone path could simply be dropping stone on the ground or could be an intricate paver or stone walkway. Time to get creative and remember we are here if you need any advice. Few tips below which may help!
What should the distance be between stepping stones be?
One of the first things to consider before installing the stones for a stepping path is the distance between the stones. You need to find the distance that is natural for you as you navigate from one step to the other. To determine this distance, walk naturally and measure the distance between the middle of one foot to the other. This is the distance you should have between each stepping stone.
Can you lay stepping stones on soil?
Yes you can lay stepping stones directly on soil. Keep in mind that soil can erode and sink over time. If this is likely to create a problem in your landscaping installation area. Consider using an aggregate like decomposed granite, mortar or sand under the stepping stones to create a more solid level surface. Our preferred method is mortar.
What to put in between stepping stones?
If you are installing individual stones for each step, the area between steps can be made up of decomposed granite, rock, or even filled in with groundcover plants like mondo.
If the stones for your pathway are being installed next to each other to create a pattern, smaller rocks or fine aggregate can be placed in between the stones.
For tight-fitting applications such as a paver or travertine stone pathway, we recommend you broom sand or polymeric sand between the joints to prevent shifting.
Should I put landscape fabric under pavers?
Short answer is yes. Yes. You should always install a landscape fabric barrier below a paver installation. The landscape fabric creates a barrier to prevent weed and grass growth between the paver stones and helps to reduce erosion.
How wide should a pathway be?
Your walkway should be as wide as it needs to be to comfortably navigate. On average, most walkways or pathways are between 900 and 1200mm wide.
In summary, if you’re after casual pathway design go for organic steppers. If it’s a not so casual and a nice modern design you desire, then rectangular stepping stones or even treads used as stepping stones are the way to go. It’s it the formal look you wish to achieve, paved pathways would achieve this outcome.
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