Squares, pavers, and panels are frequently snap-cut. Alternatively, sawing creates smoother edges, making for an easier installation and clean lines. For an aged or weathered look, stone can be tumbled (see the photo gallery for examples).
If the random look is not what you are after, square or rectangular cut stones might fit your design better. Square or rectangular panels can also be an alternative to Ashlar veneer on the side of a building. Colorado Red Sandstone can be “snap cut” on a guillotine cutter or “sawn” with a diamond blade. Each type of cut has its place depending on your budget and desired look. Snap Cut is lower cost, but the irregular edge profile makes setting the stones closer than 1/2″ difficult. The result is a slightly rustic look. We stock the following sizes in 2″ thick:
- 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″
- 11 1/2″ x 17 1/2″
- 11 1/2″ x 23 1/2″
- 17 1/2″ x 17 1/2″
- 17 1/2″ x 23 1/2″
- 23 1/2″ x 23 1/2″
Sawn squares or rectangles are more expensive, but offer a more refined look and the ability to set stones with a tighter joint. All sawing is done as a special order and will typically have a longer lead time than the same order as snap cuts.
- 2″ Cleft Face Cladding (Random Square Cut) 6″-20″ 5″-11″
- Sawn Tile cladding As needed
- Other Bed Depths 8″-36″ 2″-10″
- 4″ Random Cobbles 4″ X 6″ – 12″ Specified +/- 1⁄4″
- 8″ Random Pavers 8″ X 12″ – 36″ Specified +/- 1⁄4″
- 2 : 1 Herringbone Pavers 4″ X 8.5″ (for proper layout) 2″
- 3 : 1 Herringbone Pavers 4″ X 13″ (for proper layout) 2″
Any other size and shape can be cut as a special order. Please call for price and lead time. There is typically no extra charge per square foot for special cuts.