Need to match existing natural stepping stones


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Old 07-05-24, 08:39 AM
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Need to match existing natural stepping stones



Lawn has a path made with these natural-stone pavers - 12" x 18" and about 1-1/4" thick. All are nearly identical - maybe cut by machine or with template? Everything else here seems to have come from big-box stores, so probably not custom.

We could really use a few more matching stones, and haven't found them in stores or on-line. Does anyone here recognize them as a current commercial product? Thanks for any help!
 
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In my area, we have a place called American Soil and Stone. They have literal acres of stones. Perhaps you can find such a place near you and bring one of your stones to match.
 
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Old 07-05-24, 02:54 PM
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If the stones are identical in shape they are likely concrete and not stone. About all you can do is check around in your area to see if they are still being made/sold. Because shipping is such a big portion of the items cost they tend to be made somewhat locally. This also means that if that company went ouf ot business you could be out of luck.

If you really, really want more and can't find a local supplier you can use one of your stepping stones to make a mold. Obviously this would be a bit of work but once you've made the mold you could make as many as you want.
 
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You might look at the Wonderland stones at Lowes; they are close in size but don't have rounded corners (which you could DIY). No way to tell if the color is close from the web...
 
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Old 07-06-24, 09:43 AM
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My first question would be 'is that local stone?" Does is seem to match what you seen in local stream bottoms, and cuts for roads, trains, highway?
If it is local stone, you might be able to match by grabbing from a local creek.

If it's not local stone, then you have to look at commercial availability.
If you're lucky, you might be able to ask prior seller / your realtor, or the local muniicpality to ask about who built the deck,and then track down the stone used by the contractor.
 
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Old 07-09-24, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for these suggestions, and motivation to keep searching!

After a whole lot more web browsing with key words and images, I found *one* site with a matching image in a crate of mixed shapes: landcarestone.com/stepping-stones/12x18-dog-bone-venetian-grey/. They have enough of the matching pieces for our needs (plus a couple of spares, just in case). Now I just have to work out an affordable method of shipping rocks. Guess it's not a bix-box type of product.

Thanks again for the support!
 
 

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