Prices for natural paving stones explained

The most common natural stone pavers are made of granite, basalt, porphyry, gneiss and marble. The qualities of the raw materials are different and have a significant impact on sales prices. In addition, there are rocks that occur more frequently and less frequently, which is also reflected in the prices. Another important factor is the effort that has to be made during the quarrying, for example if the quarry is difficult to access and many technical aids are necessary to extract the natural stone.

Another important factor in determining the price of natural stone pavement is its appearance, which makes prices higher when there is increased demand. The "inner values" of the stones are particularly important for natural stone pavement, as the hardness and durability must withstand the later stresses and strains.

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Optics are not always the yardstick for prices

A special feature of natural stone is the visual appearance, which does not have to look different with expensive stones than with cheaper prices. With granite in particular, there is sometimes hardly a noticeable difference, regardless of whether the price per ton is one hundred or two hundred euros. Even with marble, the look is not the decisive price criterion. Since marble is a relatively soft stone, careful attention must be paid to the selection when extracting natural stone paving, as only special layers or blocks have the necessary minimum hardness. In addition, the optics can be changed by treating the surfaces such as milling, hammering, sharpening, polishing or flame treatment.

The price range of granite is a general example

A good example of the range of prices for natural stone pavers can be found on the Internet at natural stones-direct The cheapest prices per ton for granite start at just under a hundred euros and the majority of paving stones cost up to two hundred euros per ton. The surfaces of products with these prices are as rough as possible and split with either a machine or handshake. For sawn natural stone pavement with a flamed surface, the barrel costs between five and seven hundred euros and for very smooth and precisely sawn granite, the barrel can cost over a thousand euros. This range of prices applies to all rocks.