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How To Successfully Install Crazy Paving Guide 2024

Mastering the Mosaic: A How To Guide to Selecting and Installing Crazy Paving

Crazy paving, with its whimsical charm and captivating patterns, is transforming outdoor spaces in Melbourne and Sydney. This unique style, crafted from irregularly shaped natural stones like travertine, sandstone, bluestone, and limestone, offers a versatile and beautiful alternative to traditional pavers. But navigating the world of crazy paving can feel overwhelming. Fear not! This comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge to confidently select and install your own crazy paving masterpiece.

Choosing the Perfect Type of Stone:

Thickness matters: Opt for calibrated crazy paving in travertine, sandstone, bluestone, and limestone. These stones boast a consistent 20mm thickness, making installation smoother and ensuring a level surface.
Colour palette: Unleash your creativity with a diverse range of natural colours, from warm travertine tones to cool bluestone shades.
Applications: Consider your project’s needs. Travertine crazy paving adds a touch of warmth to patios, while sandstone brings a rustic charm to walkways.

Expert Installation Tips:

Seek guidance: Consult professionals like Steve Taylor, the Master Stonemason, or Samuel Nagle from Samuel Nagle Landscaping for expert advice on mortar mixes, grouting techniques, and more.
Foundation matters: For uncalibrated natural slate crazy paving, a mortar bed is recommended to accommodate thickness variations.
Planning is key: Lay out your pavers beforehand to visualize the final design and identify any potential challenges.
Levelling is crucial: Use string lines to establish reference points and ensure a consistent surface.
Grouting magic: Choose a wide joint sand-based grout like Mapei Sanded Grout for its durability and flexibility.
Sealing for protection: Apply a top sealer like Aquamix Sealers Choice Gold to protect your pavers from the elements and enhance their beauty.

Beyond the Basics:

Embrace the irregular: Crazy paving thrives on its unique, unpredictable nature. Don’t shy away from the unevenness; it adds character and charm.
Let your personality shine: Use colour variations and patterns to reflect your personal style and create a truly unique outdoor space.

Ready to Get Started?

Visit Stone & Slate Discounts PL at or call 03 97069767. Our team of experts can guide you in selecting the perfect crazy paving for your project and answer any questions you may have. For professional installation assistance, reach out to Steve Taylor, the Master Stonemason at 03 97069767 

With this guide and the help of our experts, you’ll be well on your way to creating a stunning and truly unique crazy paving masterpiece that will be the envy of your neighbourhood!