Cobblestone has been used as a paving material for centuries. A quick look around our New England landscape and you will quickly encounter cobblestones in most cities and towns. In fact, a walk to grab lunch has us encountering alleyways and side streets ladened in the stuff. And that is just fine by us. Antique cobbles give off a sense of place and history, a worn patina and look of distinction not possible with new or manufactured stone.
The antique patina of reclaimed cobblestone is favored by fine residences and well designed establishments, it is the perfect material to reuse in today’s paving projects. Cobble is ideal for driveways, patios, edging, walkways and courtyards.
Stone Farm carries a variety of sizes, shapes and styles of cobbles within two categories: Big Dig Cobbles sourced from New England cities and towns, and European Cobbles sourced directly from European villages and towns.
Using reclaimed cobblestones for paving projects
Cobblestone pavers have been used for building roads for centuries. The resilient and solid properties of cobblestone makes it obvious why reclaimed cobblestone pavers are a great material when building your driveway or other high traffic areas.
Some points to consider when choosing your cobblestone paver:
Shapes and Styles
The shape and size of cobblestone pavers dictates the type of pattern the cobbles can be laid in. Rectangles (particularly larger ones, Big Dig "Jumbos") make the classic running bond pattern. While squares and cubes (European Cobbles) offer more flexibility in design and are good for fan type patterns.
Color and Tone
While virtually everyone agrees that wear and patina is what makes reclaimed cobbles unique, the range of color and tones that Stone Farm offers often surprises people. Colors range from the traditional New England salt and pepper look to earth tones of the European Porphyry and to the deep blues of Belgian Bluestone.
No matter what color range or mood you are trying to achieve, it is most likely Stone Farm can find you just the right cobblestone to achieve it.
Dimensions and Applications
Reclaimed cobblestone starts out as a "full-bed" cobblestone ranging in depth from 3-7". Stone Farm offers a range of products made from the original cobblestone. By slicing the worn tops off of old cobbles to a 1" thickness, new opportunities are created for installing over existing floors or to create veneers. Slicing also cuts down on installation and transportation costs.
Our Unique Flat Cobble
Our unique sawing technique launched the Flat Cobble, a cobblestone installed with the sawn face up. The Flat Cobble has the organic shape and rich colors of a traditional reclaimed cobblestone, but is completely flat!
Available European Cobble Styles