Cobblestone pavers are a type of paving stone. They are best known as having been used traditionally for paving roads. While most roads today are paved with asphalt or concrete, you can still find streets in older sections of many cities covered with this traditional paving material. While it may not be used much for paving roads anymore, this blocky classic is a great option around the home for injecting an aged look into your walkways, patios and driveways.
While usually rectangular or square, cobblestone pavers come in a wide variety of sizes. They aren't cut to an exact size. If you buy cobblestone pavers that are, say, 8 inches long, some may be 7 1/2 inches long and some may be 8 1/2 inches long. You'll need to take these varying sizes into account when installing cobblestone pavers.
Cobblestone pavers are usually made from hard stones, like granite, because they hold up so well to the elements and to human traffic. Because they are made from such hard stones, cobblestone pavers can be difficult to cut. If you do need to cut cobblestone pavers for your project, you should use a saw with a diamond-tipped blade.
You can find this building material at most stone yards and at some home improvement stores. There are also companies that sell cobblestone pavers that were used in cities as streets and walkways. These reclaimed cobblestone pavers can add a beautifully aged look to any project.
Follow the instructions in my article on installing paving stones for step-by-step instructions if you are seeking tips on cobblestone paver installation.