Stones are one of the best flooring options for the sidewalk that exist. They are durable, sturdy, beautiful, combine with different architectural designs and are still affordable.
The sidewalk should receive a careful look at the time of construction, since it integrates both the private space of the property and the public area, occupying a significant part of the city's urban design. It is also worth remembering that the sidewalks are the sole responsibility of the owner of the property, giving him all the necessary care to make it functional and beautiful.
What often happens is that the sidewalks are renegade to their fate, getting potholes, out of the level and with floors that are not the most indicated for the place. And, in the end, everyone loses it, from the pedestrians who must go to the street if they want to continue the journey to the owner of the property that will suffer with the devaluation of the facade of the house.
And as our intention here is always to point solutions, today's post will show you how to care for and value your sidewalk using stones, as well as presenting important tips when planning it, and many photos of houses with stone sidewalks that will serve as inspiration for you. Come check with us:
Tips on choosing stone for sidewalk
Each municipality has a different standard measure for sidewalks and must be respected. Before you construct your sidewalk, you should inquire about this matter at your town hall. However, in general, the standard size for sidewalks is 1.50 meters.
Accessibility is a very important factor that should be taken into account at the time of construction of the sidewalk, especially since it was not only made for the residents of the property, but for all those who pass by, since the sidewalk is of public use .
In this way, the sidewalk should be able to meet safely and comfortably elderly people with special needs, mainly visually impaired and with reduced mobility.
Still within this question, it is worth remembering that the more non-slip the floor, the safer the sidewalk.
The beauty and the design of the sidewalk also enter the game, after all the sidewalk is an integral part of the architecture of the house and must be at the height of the property in order to value it even more. One tip is to insert small flower beds on the sidewalk and create a mini landscape design on the spot.
Follow now the most commonly used stone types for sidewalks, main features and inspirations on how to use them. Check out:
Stones for sidewalk: Basalt
Basalt stone is easily found in construction shops. Long used for cost-effective and easy to place, which helps reduce cost with labor. For even lower cost give preference to larger stones. Aesthetically, the Basalt stone allows the creation of mosaics leaving the look of the sidewalk differentiated and attractive. When it comes to safety, Basalt also scores points, because the stone is naturally non-slip.
Picture 1 - The central path made with basalt stones was adorned with nipples.
Picture 2 - Winding ride with basalt stones.
Picture 3 - Nothing better to value a sidewalk than a landscape project integrated with it.
Picture 4 - Directly on the ground, this cobblestone basalt gained a very beautiful rustic aspect.
Picture 5 - How to value a simple and small house? With a well-made sidewalk and a beautiful garden all around.
Picture 6 - Modern construction has gained a cobble stone basalt in irregular shape.
Image 7 - The design formed by the sidewalk is more valued by the use of the stones.
Image 8 - Stones on the sidewalk and the garden.
Stones for sidewalk: Limestone
Limestone is one of the most used stones in public roads. Very resistant, durable and affordable, limestone can be found in different colors, the most common being light gray and medium gray.
Picture 9 - House of dreams with limestone pavement: love at first sight.
Image 10 - The earthy tone of the calcareous sidewalk leaves the entrance of the house more welcoming.
Picture 11 - Stone house with sidewalk in ...? Stone, of course!
Image 12 - The classic white gate demarcates the internal area of the exterior of the house; the visual continuity is due to the stones on the floor.
Image 13 - Here, the limestone pavement has gained a special landscape design.
Image 14 - Because of its strength and durability, limestone can withstand heavy traffic, including vehicles.
Picture 15 - Limestone on the European-style garden promenade.
Picture 16 - Smooth mix of tones marks this limestone cobble.
Image 17 - The stone was the material chosen to compose this facade, the material appears in three different types.
Granite is a high strength and durable material, resisting the heavy traffic of people and vehicles, so it can be used without fear as well as garage flooring. The most common granite for shoes is the cube shape, but the stone can also be found in square and rectangular cuts.
Picture 18 - The granite surrounds the whole side of this house of modern architecture.
Image 19 - Granite in two tones for the sidewalk of this residential complex.
Picture 20 - Sturdy, granite can be used to cover long stretches of public roads.
Picture 21 - The side path of this house was all created with rectangular granite stones.
Picture 22 - The waterfront house has a granite floor to the garage.
Image 23 - Gray sidewalk of the color of the house, uniforming the facade.
Picture 24 - Simple path of granite stone valued by the landscape design.
Picture 25 - Rustic look houses also combine with granite driveway.
Stones for sidewalk: Miracema
The Miracema stone is one of the most sought after for flooring. And all the fame of this stone is not for nothing, since the Miracema is highly resistant, durable and cheap, making it one of the best costs-benefits of the market. The Miracema is non-slip and can be used to create mosaics as well.
Picture 26 - White modern house counts on the grayish look of the Miracema to cover the floor.
Image 27 - Miracema stone covering the entire length of the sidewalk of the house.
Image 28 - Miracema and grass: an unbeatable pair to valorize the facade.
Picture 29 - In doubt, bet on the Miracema, the stone will not disappoint you.
Image 30 - Calçada de Miracema accessible and planned to meet all types of pedestrian.
Image 31 - Intense traffic is no problem for the Miracema sidewalk.
Stones for sidewalk: Portuguese
Who has never been charmed by the winding boardwalk of Copacabana Beach? All that visuality is thanks to the use of Portuguese stone. This stone allows the creation of beautiful mosaics and shapes on the sidewalks. But it is not only of beauty that the Portuguese stone lives. It also stands out for strength and durability.
Image 32 - The reddish tone of the Portuguese stone contrasts with the white of the façade.
Picture 33 - Two tones of Portuguese stone on the sidewalk to create unique and unique shapes.
Image 34 - National symbol, the Portuguese stone boardwalk in Copacabana Beach is a success in Brazil and in the world.
Image 35 - Tropical style for Portuguese stone pavement full of plants.
Image 36 - Clean modern facade with white Portuguese stones.
Image 37 - Portuguese stones can also be used on the facade, creating uniformity between the floor and walls
Image 38 - The irregular shape of the Portuguese stones guarantees a special charm for the sidewalk.
Image 39 - Portuguese stones are great for creating shapes on the sidewalk.
Stones for sidewalk: Sao Tome
Now if you want a versatile cobble stone and full of qualities, bet on the stone St. Tome. This stone has different shades of color, increasing the possibilities of sidewalk ornamentation, the most common are white, pink, yellow and gray. The São Tomé stone also stands out for strength, durability and anti-thermal and non-slip characteristics. That is, no slips on the sidewalk, no possibility of burning your feet.
Image 40 - The São Tomé stone forms a rustic and romantic path at the entrance of this house.
Image 41 - And in the most modern and bold constructions, São Tomé is also a great choice.
Picture 42 - The house of stone and wood counts on a central path made of stones São Tomé.
Image 43 - The special illumination on the facade leaves the São Tomé stones even more beautiful.
Picture 44 - Versatile, the São Tomé stone fits in different architectural proposals.
Image 45 - The white São Tomé stone ensures uniformity and clean appearance for the facade.
Stones for sidewalk: Goiana
The Goiana stone is named after being found abundantly in the state of Goiás. The great offer on the market allows the Goian stone to be traded at an affordable price. The stone also stands out for the resistance and the designs that can be formed with it in mosaic style. You still have the option of choosing stones with larger cuts, for quicker and easier installation, or smaller stones for those looking for visually more impressive work.
Image 46 - Uniformity, resistance and durability with the Goian stone.
Image 47 - Simple, functional and beautiful sidewalk.
Image 48 - Resistant, the Goian stone can also be used as garage floor.
Image 49 - The façade of the building was completed with the stone walkway of Goiania.
Picture 50 - Adorned by the garden, this cobblestone walkway goes from the street to the main entrance of the house.
Image 51 - Differential detail on the sidewalk made with the stones of Goiás.
Image 52 - The tree-lined sidewalk opted for the Goian stone.
Picture 53 - Simple, but with a great visual effect.
Drainage stones are excellent for areas where heavy rains with potential for flooding occur. This type of stone is highly porous, which means that it withholds rainwater very efficiently, preventing the formation of puddles of water and possible flooding. They are also non-slip and have a very beautiful rustic effect.
Image 54 - Stones draining to the external area of the house; no puddles after the rain
Image 55 - Non-slip, draining stone is safe for pedestrians.
Image 56 - A path of draining stones in the middle of the garden.
Image 57 - Stones draining from the sidewalk to the entrance of the house.
Image 58 - Lavandas perfumes this path of draining stones.
Image 59 - The modern and stripped look of this house combined very well with the floor of draining stones.
Picture 60 - Together with the garden, the draining stones ensure that your yard is dry after the rain.
Image 61 - The flowerbed completes the look of the drainage stone sidewalk.