There is an undeniable charm about a cobblestone road and walkway, particularly when they are older or antique. Sometimes the kind of sophisticated elegance and curb appeal they give off can’t be chiseled down to just one definition.
There are often many reasons why cobblestone is such a great option for people looking to repave a driveway or walkway. If you are considering the use of cobblestone pavers around your property, take a look at the top four ways you can increase curb appeal with old cobblestone.
- Cobblestone Isn’t Limited Solely to Homeowners: When you think of paving materials such as cobblestone, most people associate it with exterior home design. However, plenty of others who own commercial property could benefit greatly from paving a pathway to their building or other surrounding areas with old cobblestone. For example, a fine dining restaurant can add even more elegance to their property by paving their walkways with cobblestone as opposed to a less charming or aesthetically pleasing paving material. Another type of business that would benefit from cobblestone paving could be a luxury day spa that wants to put even greater emphasis on their element of luxury. It becomes easier to impress potential and current clients by taking just as much pride in the exterior of the property as they do the interior of their property or the services they offer.
- They Are International And (Nearly) Universal: As stated above, cobblestone pavement has a certain kind of charm unlike some other pavement materials. Part of that charm could be because both wide and narrow, winding cobblestone roads can be found throughout romantic places such as Italy, Spain, Germany, and other parts of Europe. If you want to increase the curb appeal of your home or commercial property and add a bit of an international aspect to your exterior design, old cobblestone is the way to go.
- Cobblestone Pavement is Actually Good For Your Health: One of the last things a person generally thinks about when considering what kind of pavement materials they want to use on their property is their health. Granted, many people consider the safety element, but usually never how a pavement could affect their health. In the case of cobblestone pavement, it turns out that this material can actually be quite beneficial for your health and well-being! While cobblestone seems to benefit everyone, walking on this material is especially important for adults over the age of sixty. Adults this age and older have been found to have increased balance and physical performance. Spending more time walking on cobblestone pavement as opposed to another pavement has also been shown to lower blood pressure!
- And Cobblestone is Good For The Health of The Environment Too: Just as cobblestone is great for playing a role in keeping your health in check, it is also one of the best paving options for the environment. Rather than tossing old, antique cobblestone bricks that are no longer being used for paving a road, you can recycle them and use them for your own purposes, whether it is to finish a cobblestone driveway or build a walkway. Unlike newer materials, old, reclaimed cobblestone can be recycled and doesn’t consume an exorbitant amount of resources to be made. By recycling old cobblestone, homeowners and commercial property owners can help minimize waste and consumption as well as environmental pollution.
Are you curious about the many other benefits of reclaimed cobblestone? Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions you may have. Our team is also passionate about helping homeowners and commercial property owners learn about the many reclaimed paving and building materials available to them.