The products that we mostly suggest for a residential walkway are cubes, irregular slabs and tiles.
- The cubes can be irregular in shape and we would install in overlapping arches.
- On the other hand, the cubes can also have a regular size of 4”x4” so that we would install them in straight staggered lines.
- The tiles can be the same width or alternated different widths.
- Flagstones also called Irregular slabs are also commonly used for walkways and through the green.
It is always important to make sure the borders of the walkway are well fixed with mortar. For this reason, we suggest to use an orthogonal line of tiles or binders.
For drypack and liquid grout installation, we recommend thickness 2″ (with a nominal variation from 1 ½” to 2 ½”). Thickness 1″ can also be used (with a nominal variation from ½” to 1 ½”) . Porphyry stone is very strong (the compression strength of porphyry stone is above 30.000 psi), which is plenty enough for the average type and quantity of traffic in these areas.
The irregular slabs on the green are usually sand set, and indeed the minimum thickness is 2 or 3″.