Can I use patio stone for doing my driveway?
Patio Stones are not a paver and should be used in pedestrian patio or walkway applications. The Pavestone Patio Stone product is the strongest in the industry and typically test about 4,000 psi. to 5,000 psi. But Patio Stones are just not made to the high standards that concrete pavers are and can not be used in a vehicular application.
Do I install Patio Stone like concrete pavers are installed?
There is a difference in installing Patio Stone and concrete pavers. The Patio Stone installation does not require the same amount of base preparation and you typically compact or wet the bedding sand when you install Patio Stone instead of using a compactor on the product.
What colors are available in the Patio Stone?
Patio Stones are most generally made in three basic colors which are Pewter (concrete gray color), Red and Terra Cotta. Some of our retailers also carry Charcoal in some of the brick face type Patio Stones. Other than that we do supply some specialty wet cast patio products such as Sandstone.
Can the Patio Stone sizes and colors be mixed to make a pattern?
You can mix and match many of the colors and sizes of the Patio Stone’s to make a pattern. In fact the Material Project Estimator can be used to calculate projects with pre-determined calculations. Many times you can just mix the stone top with the smooth type or smooth with the brick face type to make some interesting patterns in your patio. Also, keep in mind that the 12 inch square can be a nice border stone with either the 16 inch square or the 18 inch square.