Building With Natural Stone: Paths, Stairs, And More

“Paths are made by walking them” – Franz Kafka already knew. But with the right design, walking is even more fun and looks good! Anyone interested in building with natural stone in the garden will find a simple but effective design tool in the targeted use of individual natural stone slabs.

Transitions from the garden to the terrace can be realized with border stones, a raised bed made of natural stone, or a natural stone wall. This not only looks good but also acts as privacy and noise protection. Retaining walls are ideal for creating slopes. In addition, these walls can be planted decoratively with flowers or herbs. Terraced drywall can also have a practical use, including a decorative effect.

Incidentally, the trend in building with natural stone such as Architectural Stone Products is very much towards individuality. Roundels, arbors, or outdoor showers made of solid natural stone adorn the garden and make it a personal holiday home. Many natural stones and types of rock can be used for this purpose. A garden design with travertine is particularly charming.

Pool Design

Dive into your cool water and just let yourself drift – a pool combined with natural stone brings holiday feelings into the garden. Appropriately impregnated, a natural stone terrace is a great addition to the pool that looks stylish and natural.

Do you want an all-around natural stone look? Natural stone in the pool is also possible! Natural stone is also suitable as a pool edge; read more about this in our magazine article.

Lay Natural Stone Slabs

Attention DIY fans and do-it-yourselfers: Laying patio tiles yourself is not difficult! With skill, some knowledge, and the right tools and material, you can design your terrace with natural stone. There are two options with different advantages:

The easiest way is with the loose laying on gravel and grit. It is inexpensive and relatively easy to handle.

Fixed installation is a bit more demanding and expensive. Here it depends on the subsoil: Is it solid, for example, made of concrete? Or also on gravel and grit?

You should always make sure that you use laying material compatible with natural stone and maintain a gradient of at least 2-3% when laying out the terrace to ensure that rainwater and seepage water can runoff.

Anyone who has decided to build with natural stone is often faced with the question: How complex is care and cleaning? Terrace slabs made of natural stone are relatively undemanding in terms of everyday care:

Sweep off coarse dirt, use clear water and wipe from time to time and the floor will shine. Impregnation for floors, stairs, etc., also offers additional protection outdoors.

By the way: We advise against using a high-pressure cleaner for natural stone. Why? Excessive water pressure roughens the stone structure slightly, so dirt, moss, and the like can accumulate more easily and quickly. It’s better to use brushes and brooms and flex your muscles!

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