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Bluestone garden steps with bullnose edge profile by Fig Landscapes

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If you are thinking of paving an interior or exterior space, it’s worth understanding stone paver angle details as this will impact the overall appearance of your flooring.

What are common stone paver angle details?

The angle detail refers to the edge of the individual stone paver. Some pavers will be squared off to create a clean finish while others will be made to have a rough detail for a more organic aesthetic.

Here, we take a look at some of the most common stone paver angle details to consider:

Bevel edge

Also referred to an arris or square, bevel edge is a common angle detail found on the sides of square edged pavers. It is typically a 3-5mm 45-degree angle but can vary depending on the product you choose. A bevelled edge creates a contemporary, uniform look and can allow for minimal joint thickness. It also acts to reduce the change of shape edges of the tile chipping.

Bullnose edge

A bullnose profile refers to the convex rounding of a stone edge. This creates a smooth finish and is commonly used for steps or coping around pools. Tiles with a bullnose edge are also used widely for the capping material of retaining walls.

Chipped edge

Paving with a chipped edge highlights the natural characteristics of the stone. This is a man-made rough edge detail that is typically applied to a spit or igneous stone and will give a textural look. It is typically created using a stone masonry tool known as a scutch hammer.

Tumbled edge

A tumbled edge can help create an aged, weathered appearance. This is achieved by the exposed stone edges being tumbled in a machine along with sand, pebbles or steel bearings. Unlike a chipped edge, a tumbled edge will have a smooth finish and can be used for coping and step cladding.

Pillowed edge

Pillowed edge features a softly rounded tapered look in a similar appearance to that of a pillow. It can provide an elegant, timeless aesthetic and is often seen in traditional homes with classic stones such as limestone.

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