Reclaimed Cobblestone Pavers
The worn patina and subtle colors and textures of Antique Cobblestones speak of a rich, timeless history. Whether harvested directly from an old street or town in America, to a quaint village in Europe, these cobblestones have a story to tell and a history to be discovered and preserved.
The size and shape of Reclaimed Cobblestone Pavers are instrumental in determining the design or layout. For example, achieving the classic running bond pattern is easier with rectangles, while squares and cubes offer more flexibility in design and are more suited for fan type patterns.
Full Bed - approximately 6”- 7”
Half Bed - approximately 2.5”- 3.5” ( European Only )
Sliced - approximately 1.25”- 2.25” ( European Only )
Thickness is primarily determined by both the installation method and type of use. A full bed cobble might be more suited to a dry-laid motor court, whereas a sliced cobble might be the perfect fit for a walkway set in a mortar bed. Sliced cobbles have also been use on interior projects for beautiful antique stone flooring.
The type of stone determines the color of Reclaimed Cobblestones. The effects of wear and tear enhance the overall look by adding new color tones over time, adding that magical patina that makes this material so unique. Colors range from classic New England earthy salt and pepper to the deep blues, reds and greens of Belgian Porphyry.
Domestic - Cobblestone
Typically sourced throughout the Northeast, these cobbles are named after our first reclamation that came from the old streets of Boston. We still harvest in this area today. Often quarried from multiple locations, this material offers a unique range of color, from weathered grays to tan with underlying earth tones. This warm patina, combined with a worn, smooth texture that only time can develop, provide a look not found with new materials.
Specifications ( Approx.)
Jumbo - 11" L x 4.5" W x 8" T
Antique European Cobblestone - Porphyry
Belgian Porphyry is referred to as “the Belgian block” and is known for its exceptional hardness and durability. These stones were incredibly fashionable during the 19th and early 20th century and were commonly used in well-known city centers of affluence including Champs-Elysées in Paris, various New York City Avenues and Saint Petersburg in Russia. These cobbles offer beautiful combinations of coloring; green-brown, brown-rusty, green-blue, rusty-red and blue. Shapes include both squares and rectangles.
Antique European Cobblestone - Sandstone
Belgian Sandstone is a very hard and resistant sandstone cobble quarried in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in the Walloon region of Belgium. This cobblestone offers a generally smooth and well-worn top face. Colors vary from brown over grey to earthy green as well as lavender. Colors in cobblestones contained within a specific batch offer similar characteristics.
Sandstone & Porphyry
Dry vs. Wet
Antique cobblestones can look very different when they are dry or wet. Wet cobbles tend to show off the color variations more, as well as the beautiful sheen and patina of the reclaimed stone.
On both of these pictures, the Sandstone cobbles are on top, with the Porphyry cobbles on the bottom, but on the left they are dry vs. on the right they are shown wet.
Now that you can see the different types of reclaimed cobblestones that you can choose from, visit our Project Area section to see how this material is applied in recent designs.
From full cobblestone driveways to cobblestone driveway aprons, reclaimed cobblestones can change an ordinary project into something truly unique!
Check out current projects in our PROJECT AREAS section.