Patio stepping stone is a good way of marking paths and the area surrounding a patio for safety and also for decorative additions. Functionality is also provided, especially for easy cleaning, and since the stone sinks into the ground, it makes it easy for mowing around it.
Sometimes available as paving slabs, patio stepping stone comes in a wide range of designs, shapes, and materials. The most common are square or rectangular slabs, though they are also available in circular shapes which allows for the stepping stone to be placed around bends and curves. The most common materials used are terra cotta, plastic, clay, fibreglass, concrete, and stone. Sandstone is also used, and it is one of the most conveniently available stepping stone in circular-cut shape. It is also the easiest option for DIY placement of circular motifs.
Patio stepping stone is treated against abrasion and to be weather resistant, is water proof and has a slip-resistant texture. A wide range of motifs and designs are available in the market. Plain stones can be obtained, as well as those with relief motifs and carved designs. Cobblestone patio stepping stone is the one which allows Old World decorative appeal and charm with its aspect and appearance. Stone, and a material which is used to reproduce stone but which is lighter, can be carved, and both of them age well with a rich, natural-looking patina that will merge into a garden over time. Craft stepping stone on the other hand allows for a lot more artistic freedom where customisation and creativity are given free rein. Such stepping stones can be made and decorated to any specifics.
Newly available patio stepping stone in marble and granite is treated with glow-in-the-dark properties. The finish charges within 10-15 minutes of exposure to sunlight or direct light, and will provide a glow for 8-10 hours. Another fuss-free lighting option would be the use of solar-powered stepping stones.